Leadership Quote: Leadership Is Not Magnetic Personality…

June 30, 2013

Once again, I am taking a brief pause from the Leadership View series for the monthly quote. The series will return next week with Leadership View #12. This month’s leadership quote:  Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that … Read More

Leadership View #11: Hardest Task

June 23, 2013

Leadership View #11: Hardest task – changing your leadership and management styles as your company grows or you go up the ladder.  I often hear entrepreneurs say, “I don’t want to lose the culture as I grow this company” or “We are like a family, I want to keep this feeling as we grow”. And … Read More

Leadership View #10: Take The High Risk…

June 16, 2013

Leadership View #10: Take the higher risk / higher reward job. Much like when choosing investments, the higher risk choices lead to higher returns. And much like with investments, intentionality is the key. If you truly want the higher reward (or greater leadership role) and are willing to take the risk to modify both your … Read More

Leadership View #9: An Absolute Skill Of An Effective Leader…

June 9, 2013

Leadership View #9: An absolute skill of an effective leader is the ability to grow and adapt. So often we find that what has made us successful in the past, is not working for us today. From the entrepreneur who built a successful company what I hear is, “I got here because I know my … Read More

Leadership View #8: Merging Two Organizations…

June 2, 2013

Leadership View #8: Merging two organizations gives a leader an opportunity to form a new culture / leadership team / operating style.  A common mistake is to adopt one or the other, thereby creating winners and losers.   This leadership view is actually a continuation of Leadership View #7 where I talked about getting buy-in during … Read More