Dave Bushy

Dave Bushy of Boston Executive Coaches is a former senior airline executive who works with leaders throughout American industry.

Talk Too Much

Do I Talk Too Much

One day during a coaching session, an executive asked me, “How do I know if I’m talking too much?” The question had emerged from the results of confidential interviews I had conducted at the executive’s request.  I had created a document which included de-identified “themes” which emerged during my interaction with his colleagues. One tiny …

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Sleight of Hand

Organizational Prestidigitation

The concept of prestidigitation is central to magic shows.  It can involve a sleight of hand or the ability to distract a person while they are looking at a trick, using misdirection. Increasingly, the concept of prestidigitation is being employed by social engineers aimed at scamming others, most especially in cybersecurity attacks. Michael Solomon describes …

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Shiny Pennies

Shiny Pennies

We’ve all experienced shiny pennies. As children, it seemed so magical to hold a newly-minted penny, as it sparkled in the light of day. When we held it next to another penny, we instantly drew a comparison and decided somehow that the old one could have never been as new or stand out so brilliantly. …

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