Category: CEO

The Never Ending Danger of Losing Your ‘A’ Employees: Sniffing Out the Quitters

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I continually hear from CEOs that it is hard to find A players – we have lots of B’s and C’s and, unfortunately,  these types will not get us to the next level.  Labor markets get tight is already tight in manufacturing and will get tighter elsewhere as the economy continues

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Have you seen Jim Collins’ 12 GREAT Questions?

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Jim Collins has become the pre-eminent management writer of our generation with such works as  Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice.   In recent years,  has been increasingly queried by executives as to how they could efficiently use this impressive, but voluminous,  body

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Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill Explain It All For Us!

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There are thousands of books on how to create success for yourself, but most of them can trace their ancestry to a unique collaboration between two remarkable men:  Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie.   Carnegie arrived in American as a penniless Scottish immigrant in 1848 and not only created what became

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Five Lessons From Marissa Mayer

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There are many articles on Marissa Mayer who has taken on the remarkable task of trying to make sense of what business Yahoo is in and what its future might be.   Whatever the outcome, you have to admire the career she’s had so far.  One business writer has recapped her journey

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From Leather to Electronics – What Can We Learn from Radio Shack?

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Most people alive today would have trouble remembering when there wasn’t a local Radio Shack store.  For  years, it was synonymous with things electronic.  This past week it filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with most if of its brick and mortar assets probably destined to be resurrected as Sprint Stores.

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5 Habits of Highly Annoying Leaders

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Many executives are constantly asking “how can I be better?” and “‘what can I do differently?”  As important as that question is, an equally important question is what should I stop doing?  Maybe a good place to start would be this article: Five Habits of Highly Annoying Leaders .  After reading this article, ask yourself,

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Knowing something does nothing…Doing something does

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I was relaxing on my vacation last week and reading a book by Brene Brown – Daring Greatly.  It was a good read and I highly recommend it for those who want to grow their leadership skills. One of those ‘light goes off’ moments was when she discussed (as a leader), the

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Leadership, Leverage and Legacy

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When reflecting on my life and how grateful I am with all our blessings, I can’t stop thinking about leadership and what it means to each of us.  Leadership, the ability to inspire others by eliciting their support and aid towards achieving a goal is a contact sport.  We can not sit

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Steve Jobs – What Else He Got Wrong

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Forbes featured an article about the unfortunate health care choices that Apple founder Steve Job had made that many feel led to his untimely death. (see  What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us All About Our Own Health Care ). Despite his legendary success and contributions,  it may also be fairly asked if at times he succeeded

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Quit Like a Winner

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We’ve all been taught that “quitters never win and winners never quit.”    This time worn wisdom sounds great but may not be true according marketing guru Seth Godin who asserts that Winners do quit, and quitters do win. Life  is about making choices because you can’t try everything.  Godin advises that knowing

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