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.

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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Thinking About Society

It can often be helpful to people when they decide what they really want to work for, decide together how to achieve it and then work on it, [..]

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As the World Turns, From 39,000 Feet

Looking out a window, at 39,000 feet, I see a changing of the day. My mind drifts back to organizational planning sessions where we contemplated present, past, and [..]

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The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

The heart’s intuitive intelligence offers a path to personal, social, and global coherence We all have multiple intelligences that we can and need to recognize and cultivate to improve [..]

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