Reflections on My First 80 Years
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, I am 80 years old, and the following is a compilation of my thoughts and reflections on my first 80 years. I’ve learned so much along the way, and I hope these lessons will help you live a life filled with love, joy, and peace.
Leadership Qualities: What It Takes to Be an Executive Leader
Reading Time: 4 minutes The value of scarcity has been praised by poets, philosophers, and storytellers for thousands of years. They correctly point out that sometimes having nothing at all is preferable. Yet, it seems to me that few people think about the risks, challenges, and setbacks—all of which are equally important. We need
Executive Success: When The Best Factors Fit
Reading Time: 4 minutes Leadership is extremely dependent on the interrelationships between other critical success factors. In short, you cannot lead in a vacuum. That would defeat the whole point of leadership. Moreover, the more established a business becomes, the more important it is to master its management. After all, certain success factors are necessary for effective leadership and executive success. Knowing this, is it invaluable for us to understand what is really necessary for executive development to bring results to the organization.
Success Factors: The Basis of Executive Leadership
Reading Time: 3 minutes Success factors are necessary for effective executive leadership. They constitute the various forces (internal and external) affecting executives and business operations. After all, executive leadership depends as much on success factors like well-developed and goal-oriented strategies, proper procedures, and qualified staff as it does on managing interactions with the surrounding “system.” The end result is a systemic model that, when properly applied, has the potential to enhance effective leadership.
Talent Management: A Strategy for Optimization
Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no denying that talent optimization is becoming more significant across all executive sectors. However, if it’s not embraced by leaders at every level of an organization (from executive leadership to frontline managers to individual contributors), it cannot succeed. As a result, it’s more important than ever for executives to maintain talent management within an organization. With its usage, leaders can identify talents critical to success, pinpoint the individuals possessing them, and manage their growth.
Talent Optimization: The Secret Key to Success
Reading Time: 3 minutes Most organizations have strategic plans to achieve their executive goals. The only obstacles in the way of the plan stems from companies ignoring fair assessments of executive coaching. After all, talent optimization isn’t vital for executive teams that let opportunities for success pass them by. Its application of analytics helps ensure that organizations find the best candidates. Yet, talent optimization is critical for companies serious about effectively achieving executive goals.
Goal Setting for 2022 – The Change You Need to Make
Reading Time: 4 minutes As 2021 comes to an end, it’s important that as a leader you take the time to reflect on the past year and set realistic goals for the year ahead.
Was Gladwell Wrong?
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” posits that Bill Gates, the Beatles and other very successful persons attained that status by adhering to the “10,000 Hour Rule” of committing at least that much time to honing their skills. This brief but important article from the Smithsonian takes issue with Gladwell’s claim and holds that