The Cowboy versus the Executive

Published: June 10, 2014

Leaders do many things, including run organizations. I have noticed that although all leaders are good at influencing people, there are some differences in how leaders work, depending on if they are working for a corporate business environment or small business operation. The person who runs a small business must be a leader. For small […]

Who should a leader listen to?

Published: June 6, 2014

  The illusion is that a leader makes decisions by him or herself. I would not have faith in this leader, would you? The ability to listen and gather useful information from intelligent people is a key leadership skill. One of the fastest courses for failure would be to see a leader fail to listen […]

A journey into the future

Published: June 3, 2014

The world is turbulent, change is expected. We may have an idea of our way forward and we certainly have uncertainty about what it will do to us. Many of us seek hope and we proceed even without it. Occasionally in life we find someone who will show us the way forward. That person may […]

Big space needed. Wide Space for Transformation

Published: May 30, 2014

  The turning radius of a supertanker is approximately ¾ of a mile. By contrast, a hummingbird seems to be able to change course instantaneously with no space lost. If you are changing the course of your life right now, as I am, like many people I know are, how much space is needed to […]

How to be a Fast Mover in Your Career Change

Published: May 9, 2014

  A career change is more than a job change. The person who changes careers not only has to learn new skills but also has to reinvent himself or herself. If you want to accelerate into a career change then you can move the timetable in your favor.  Create a blueprint for action. This blueprint […]

Where to Start? Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Published: May 6, 2014

It takes a special person to be an entrepreneur. This person must have the determination to get projects done quickly, and here she must be willing to work long hours with an uncertain chance for a return. The entrepreneur feels passionate about his or her work, even when some deadlines are missed. Some of the […]

Your Tribe Tells Me Who You Are

Published: May 2, 2014

      Two tribes of achievers inhabit this century. Both tribes are focused on leading the future. Each tribe has a different founding story. Members of the tribe can recognize each other by the stories they tell and the values they hold. Some people are members of both tribes, however, if you talk to […]

Five Ways to Get Your Boss to Call You A Leader

Published: April 29, 2014

      Do you want to be seen as a leader? Some activities will invest you with greater credibility (“cred”). Do these things and do them well, and people may decide that you are a leader.  It is not a guarantee – however these are things that leaders do. Executive Education Gets Personal Listening. […]

Doing business with the technology addicted

Published: April 25, 2014

I showed up at Jack’s office to talk about our common business interests.  He directed me to a table dominated by a video screen suitable for a Superbowl party: it was huge.  During our discussion (which was non-technical) Jack went out of his way to show me the software his system runs on a huge […]

Avoid Doom; Act Confidently, Know your Priorities

Published: April 18, 2014

  If he or she cares about the business, the entrepreneur will be a very busy person. At a national convention of Independent business owners (NFIB), the president made a whimsical remark, “business owners only have to work half days. 12 hours a day ought to do it.” It  has been my experience that independent […]

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