Leadership Quote: Those Who Failed To Oppose Me…

March 25, 2012

This month’s leadership quote:  “Those who failed to oppose me… who readily agreed with me and accepted all my views…were those who did me the most injury.”  -Napoleon Bonaparte As leaders,  how do we avoid the trap of responding only to those who agree with us? What do we do each day to encourage our … Read More

The Introvert's Guide To Leadership (& The Extrovert's Guide To Leading Introverts)

March 18, 2012

Some say 40% -50% of the top large company CEO’s are introverts, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Charles Schwab and Steve Spielberg. Amongst entrepreneurs, the numbers are higher. Why? Because entrepreneurs frequently are the expert at their chosen business and experts most often are introverts. So what does this mean for those of us who … Read More

Newspapers Are America's Fastest-Shrinking Industry

March 13, 2012

LinkedIn and the Council of Economic Advisors mapped the fastest-growing and fastest-shrinking industries since 2007, the year the Great Recession started. Renewables are at the top and newspapers are at the bottom. Here’s the story from Atlantic Magazine. The biggest losers are a combination of recession-bit industries — retail is down 15.5% and building materials is down … Read More

Innovation Vs. Discipline Part 2: Kodak Vs. Fujifilm

March 11, 2012

Lots of press swirling around the impending bankruptcy of Kodak. While Kodak suffers, its long-time rival Fujifilm is doing rather well. Why? Is it innovation or is it discipline? (See March 4, 2011 Blog, post Which is the Winning Strategy? Innovation or Discipline for Part I) At one time, Kodak was one of the most innovative and disciplined companies … Read More

Which Is The Winning Strategy? Innovation Or Discipline.

March 4, 2012

Lately it seems there is an abundance of books and articles advocating for one or the other.  Jeffrey A. Harris, in his new book Transformative Entrepreneurs,  advocates for innovation. He cites examples of Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and his findings are summarized in this recent Forbes article.  Jim Collins on the other hand, in his latest book, … Read More