Regrets about the past often paralyze us. We often say, “If I had only known…” Usually these regrets are about “significant events” and “big deals.” Maybe a change in focus about what is truly significant will help you avoid the Ten Regrets Too Many People Will Have in Ten Years;”
“Winners do things others won’t” is an adage that has stood the test of time. It seems intuitive, but just what ARE some of those things? They will undoubtedly vary from person to person, but Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, offers a list that may be common
A Porter Primer
For the past 30 years, Michael Porter of Harvard has been to the study of strategy what W. Edwards Deming was to Total Quality Management. The size and scope of Porter’s remarkable body of work has, unfortunately, discouraged many from pursuing his contributions to this most important subject. A colleague
Hurricanes and their Effects on the Economy
Irma Economics: Last week, economist Brian Wesbury shared his take on “Harvey Economics;” namely that the reconstruction of the Texas coast will not add that much, if anything, to the economy. This week as a monster hurricane approaches Florida, he expands on the real economic effects of recovering from disasters.
Five Things Your Child Should Unlearn to Prepare for the Business World
Many parents are in the process of sending their children off to college; many to their senior year and then to the world of work afterwards. Given the cost of higher education, it is to be hoped that the young people in your life learned much in the academy that
Elvis Presley, CEO
August 16 was the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley at age 42. (Hard to believe Elvis would be 82 now!) Much has, is and will be written about “The King” and I will not attempt to recount his astonishing musical career here. But Elvis has much to
The essence of leadership and management is the ability to make the right decisions. Much has been written on how to make good decisions but maybe an essential first step is to know the kind of decision you have to make. This short article from HBR offers a Four Step
The Passion Trap
“Follow Your Passion”….. “Do What You Love”….. “Build It and They Will Come.” These phrases have practically become big laws of career wisdom; but do they really lead to success? Many would-be entrepreneurs have found that starting businesses by following their passion results in no one following them. Ultimately, passion
Do Leaders Need Coaches?
All executives should heed Malcolm Gladwell’s warning that “No one — not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses — ever makes it alone.” A recent installment in Vistage Speaker Andi Simon’s new podcast series explores why “Leaders Need Coaches to Succeed.” Andi invited me