Leadership Quote: Finding Your Peer Group

September 26, 2014

This month’s leadership quote: “Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. They are people who will push you in exchange for being pushed, who will raise the bar and tell you the truth.  They’re not in your business, but they’re in your shoes.  Finding a peer group and working with them, … Read More

The Other Side Of Success

September 21, 2014

When does confidence become hubris? So much is written about the importance of confidence and yet, there is a dark ugly side too. We see it every day in the press – rock stars, sports stars, politicians and others, who have so much confidence that they begin to make choices out of hubris. Well, we … Read More

What Happens When Steady-Growth Companies Stomp On The Gas Pedal?

September 14, 2014

When steady-growth companies decide to stomp on the gas pedal, especially with new leaders, it is convenient to assume the “old timers” are just fine and will take care of themselves while all else goes to growth. Be wary of unintended consequences… When a company is young – it is all about growth – and … Read More

What Makes A Successful Business?

September 7, 2014

What makes a successful business? Is it vision; is it strategy, or ?? Geoff Smart and Randy Street, authors of the book Who, make a compelling case for the value of management talent as the #1 determinant of business success. In their interviews of 400 CEOs and business leaders, they found that 52% rated talent … Read More