Leadership Quote: To Succeed, Jump As Quickly At Opportunities…

February 24, 2013

This month’s leadership quote:  To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions — Benjamin Franklin  Benjamin Franklin certainly modeled the prerequisite to living his quote, that is, to stay curious.  When we remain curious, we can see the opportunities and avoid jumping to possibly erroneous conclusions. His inventions were all a result of curiosity, trial … Read More

Is It Possible To Be Too Lean?

February 17, 2013

When the “great recession” began, companies got lean and they went there quickly. This worked, for employers, owners and employees.  Now 3+ years into recovery, lean continues while sales have grown. The result is increased profits.  So….what’s the issue? I have been hearing a troubling refrain lately. I began hearing this from middle managers in … Read More

Laws Of Success: Leadership Lessons From Grandma

February 10, 2013

Loved this leadership “poem” written by fellow Vistage chair, Greg Bustin‘s grandmother. She was the leader of her PTA and in going through his family records, Greg found this document that had been typed on his grandmother’s typewriter. For me she sums up the challenges of leadership rather well, “The Leader’s Easy Job” Her job is … Read More

Laws Of Success: 80% Is Showing Up

February 3, 2013

“Eighty percent of success is showing up”, so says Woody Allen. Sometimes it’s hard to show up when: we would prefer to be someplace else we are tired, or not at our best we have been there before and got nothing out it it’s out of the way, and it’s snowing it was a long … Read More