On Success: Five Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. ~ Jeff Olsen My first job in life was as a paperboy in Seattle, Washington delivering the Seattle Times / Post Intelligencer to my community.  I had one of those canvas bags for the weekday editions and pulled a big red metal cart for … Continue reading On Success: Five Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

On Leadership: The Five Temptations of a CEO

  The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I'. They don't think ‘I'. They think ‘we'; they think ‘team'. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but … Continue reading On Leadership: The Five Temptations of a CEO

On Executive Management: The Best Advice You’re Not Taking

  Wise men don't need advice.  Fools won't take it. ~ Benjamin Franklin Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge As a CEO or top executive, have you ever had a board member, investor or advisor … Continue reading On Executive Management: The Best Advice You’re Not Taking

On Success: Success is a Choice

  Success is no accident.  Success is a choice. ~  Rick Pitino Years ago I read Rick Pitino's book entitled Success is a Choice, and found it to be an entertaining and insightful look into what makes a championship basketball program at the collegiate level.  For whatever you may feel about Mr. Pitino, currently the head basketball … Continue reading On Success: Success is a Choice

On Executive Management: Building a Company of Geniuses

  "There are a small number of people who have the very rare ability to see a new vision that will click with the world, without having to try it out: Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, to name a few.  For every one of those, there are ten thousand bosses who think they are that good. And are … Continue reading On Executive Management: Building a Company of Geniuses