Walt Disney on Executive Management

A little girl visiting Disneyland once asked Walt Disney if he still drew Mickey Mouse.  Walt replied that he no longer drew the characters he created.  "Do you still write stories?" she asked.  Walt said, "No, I don't write stories anymore either." "Then what do you do?" asked the perplexed girl.  Walt paused for a … Continue reading Walt Disney on Executive Management

On Leadership: Know yourself

I recently came across an article written by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. on values-based leadership.  Mr. Jansen Kraemer is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and published a book on this topic entitled From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-based Leadership. Mr. Jansen Kraemer teaches his students … Continue reading On Leadership: Know yourself

On Executive Management: Give Me an Experienced Captain Any Day

I follow Seth Godin's blog.  I like the way he thinks and admire the way he approaches his work.  I try to emulate his approach in many ways. I really liked a recent blog post on "The River Guide and the Rapids." Here is what he said: The river guide and the rapids It's probably … Continue reading On Executive Management: Give Me an Experienced Captain Any Day