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 Living with Purpose: Living Beneath Your Potential

  Don't die with your music still inside you. ~ Wayne Dyer If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ … Continue reading On Living with Purpose: Living Beneath Your Potential

On Leadership: The West Point Way

  Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline. ~ Jim Collins My favorite author on greatness is Jim Collins so I was thrilled to see an article in the latest Inc. regarding Mr. Collins' experience teaching at West Point as the Class … Continue reading On Leadership: The West Point Way

On Leadership: Keep It Super Simple

  So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. ~ Peter Drucker Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ~ General Colin Powell I just finished the book The Ultimate Question 2.0: How … Continue reading On Leadership: Keep It Super Simple

On Leadership: The Courage To Stand for Principle

  Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but as the determination to live decently. A moral coward … Continue reading On Leadership: The Courage To Stand for Principle