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Don’t Be One of These Guys

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

I was in Chicago last weekend for a reunion with four dear friends I worked with decades ago. I can’t remember the last time the five of us were together, but as soon as we sat down for dinner, the years melted away. We retold dozens of old stories and laughed until our faces hurt. Naturally, we dished about old times and old colleagues and in those conversations, I found…

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Six Quotes for Leaders to Ponder

Monday, July 14th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

I collect stuff. I have a hard drive full of articles, poems, quotes and pithy comments made by the famous and not so famous. Most come from books I’ve read and speakers who have addressed my leadership groups over the years. Over the July 4 holiday weekend, I went through my collection of quotes. I was pleasantly surprised at how often I refer to them in my executive coaching sessions…

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Three Fierce Ideas

Monday, June 30th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

I began my career as an executive coach in 2002. Vistage International (then called “The Executive Committee” or “TEC”) recruited me to be one of the independent contractors they licensed to coach and facilitate a CEO peer group. I was a member of the Vistage tribe for nine years; during that time, I logged about 2,500 hours of one-on-one coaching with my members. I can say a lot of good…

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