Personal Leadership

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Wing Nuts and Cultural Contribution

Key Point: “You’re a bunch of extraordinary leaders and wing nuts.” That was the comment from a leader in the community I was having breakfast with the other day. She was commenting on the success we’ve had growing a phenomenal culture at ATB Financial. Her view is that members of the senior leadership were individually […]

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Wednesday Q/A on Personal Leadership

To or readers,  Welcome to our second installment of a Lorne Rubis Q/A series. We’ve accumulated some popular leadership questions, and below are Lorne’s answers to them. We plan to release these every-other Wednesday. We’d like to encourage you to participate, see below on how to contribute!  Hi Lorne! As most great companies know, we should hire, […]

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My Message to Students (And You)

Key Point: Live the life you want, NOT the life you think others expect you to live. This advice is based on research from the wishes of the dying. The biggest regret or “do over” mentioned by those in palliative care is that they spent too much time looking for approval from others, rather than […]


The Other Side of Epic Failures  

  Key Point: Risk and reward go together like two sides of a coin. If you want to experience great rewards, you need to take calculated risks. The last few blogs have been examples of some personal, epic failures. I want to balance that perspective with some of the rewards associated with taking those risks. […]


A Series: Learning From My Epic Failures (Part 3)

Key Point: Timing is everything. And sometimes things happen that can best be explained as plain, bad luck. Epic Failures No. 1 and No. 2 outlined in my last couple blogs, ironically played into No. 3. When I was with the Fortune 50 Company, (US WEST), I met lots of brilliant Telcom engineers and business […]

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A Series: Learning From My Epic Failures (Part 2)

Key Point: See the intro from Part 1 in this series for an explanation as to why I’m sharing these stories. I hope you find an insight or two. It was 1996, and I had recently become the COO of a publicly traded (NASDAQ) computer reseller. I was promoted from the VP of Sales position. […]

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