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Lee Crumbaugh
Senior executive, management consultant, trusted advisor. Strategic planning, marketing, business development expert. Masters athlete with a great spouse and married kids.
Interests: family, travel, gardening, wine, running, triathlon, marathon, cooking, reading, writing, biking, swimming, good food, ironman, italy especially florence
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The second in our series on mental traps and biases that lead Donald Trump – and us – astray From the lens of social science and economics we can easily see that Donald Trump is a poster child for mental... Continue reading
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The first in series on mental traps and biases that lead Donald Trump – and us – astray A debate has raged among psychiatrists about whether it is ethically proper to diagnose Donald Trump without directly engaging with him as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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I can taste it! I am so close to qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Next month I turn 70, so the finishing time for any marathon I run now applies to the 70-74 age group at the Boston Marathon. My... Continue reading
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Elon Musk has just announced plans for SpaceX to build a huge reusable rocket (BFR) that he and his firm believe will enable a permanent self-sustaining human presence on Mars in five years. (Watch the stirring YouTube video of SpaceX's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Twenty five years ago, before social media, British anthropologist Robin Dunbar found a correlation between primate brain size and average social group size. He theorized that humans can only maintain about 150 current stable relationships with other individuals. (Dunbar, 1992)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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I, like man y of my running friends and several athletes I coach, am running a marathon this weekend. For me, the Monster Mash in Dover, DE, will be my 48th stand-alone marathon and my 58th including Ironman marathon segments.... Continue reading
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This time of year the weather cools down and road racing heats up. If you are like me, you have been training for a target race or two, and likely have your eye on some other, probably shorter, races this... Continue reading
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Anxiety is a natural state leading into a big race, especially when the race is new to you and is an out-of-the-ordinary challenge. Race anxiety is self imposed, a form of approach-avoidance. From my research for my next book on... Continue reading
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Recovery is fickle. Here's an example, my experience last week. AN UPTEMPO LONG RUN AND MORE I ran 17 miles two Saturday mornings ago, picking it up after an easy first four miles to near marathon pace, which my workout... Continue reading
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This post is the 12th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is the 11th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is the 10th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Chalking the road at the top of Richter Pass, Ironman Canada, 2003 As a strong climber both in running and biking, I actually look forward to hills (except when I am already in extremis in a race). Passing more than... Continue reading
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This post is number nine in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number eight in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Nine seconds. In swimming, track and auto racing, nine seconds are a lifetime. In a 5K, nine seconds often are the separation between the podium and not medaling. Even in marathoning and Ironman racing, nine seconds can be the difference... Continue reading
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Two recent articles on runblogrun.com1,2 by Jeff Benjamin (brought to my attention by Coach Jim Spivey) offer fun retrospectives on racing by Olympic Marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter and multiple Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers. We (meaning Frank, Bill and... Continue reading
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This post is number six in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number six in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number five in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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My friend Duffy, a former Marquette University cross country runner, has a stride to behold. Running behind him you can see his heels kick up high, seemingly hitting his quads. He runs powerfully, with a slight forward lean. His turnover... Continue reading
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This post is the fourth in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
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This post is the third in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
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This post is the second installment in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big... Continue reading
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We often believe we are right when, in fact, we are wrong. Believing we are right underlies why so many bad decisions are made. At the least, if we knew and admitted we did not know the answer, we would... Continue reading