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: 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

On Career Development: The Ability to Execute

  When companies fail to deliver on their promises, the most frequent explanation is that the CEO’s strategy was wrong.  But the strategy by itself is not often the cause.  Strategies most often fail because they aren’t executed well.  Things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. ~ Larry Bossidy Guessing what the pitcher is … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Execute

On Career Development: Learn How to Learn

Left untended, knowledge and skill, like all assets, depreciate in value - surprisingly quickly. ~ David Maister, Business Author and Consultant I used to be a consultant for Oracle Corporation back in the 90s when the ERP boom was happening.  Technology was moving fast (and continues to do so!) and I had to keep up … Continue reading On Career Development: Learn How to Learn