Author Archives: Larry Smith

About Larry Smith

Larry Smith is Principal of The LeaderShip. He is a presidential-award winning chamber of commerce CEO (for finding innovative solutions to public problems), a teacher/facilitator in organization management, and Editor of a quality- and systems-thinking management journal.

It’s Now Time for a Management Age

People will use the term “age” to highlight a time in history of significance. We named ages: hunting, stone, gathering, bronze, iron, agriculture, industrial; plus technical, scientific; then [..]

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It’s What We Do In Life!

Lead and Manage It’s What We Do In Life I got a basic apprenticeship in how to lead and manage in life in the U. S. Coast Guard. [..]

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Crossroads: Inconveniences and Possibilities

There are many roads and paths that we and other people take in the journey of life. They rarely exist in isolation. Most of the roads we take [..]

Leadership in Life and Work

When You Observe You’re In A Whole Over Your Head Maybe You Should Stop Just Digging

Yogi Berra was a great baseball team catcher and manager who recognized an essential feature of good management: “You can observe a lot by just watching.” Unfortunately, it [..]

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Toward a Healthier Corporate Purpose

It is welcome news that on August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable redefined its thinking about the purpose of a corporation. The new statement “moves away from shareholder [..]

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A Crisis of Attitude

In January, Gallup reported that 70% of Americans believe the U.S. healthcare system is “in a state of crisis” or having “major problems.” This is really more than [..]

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