Archive for March, 2010
Learning how to use our words and metaphors to properly frame a vision, mission or change initiative can determine our success or failure. This post discusses how proper framing is a critical leadership skill and offers a few resources to help you get started.
Gladwell has once again hit a home run. This book is a compendium of articles, some written for the New Yorker Magazine, available on Gladwell’s web site, and I believe it will be another bestselling book. Gladwell’s unique way of viewing and interpreting data reveals truths about our society which tend to “blow away” the […]
By now, we’ve all been told “a million times” that things have changed, will not be going back to the way they were and that our organizations must change. I’ve noticed that many colleagues are in fact changing, trying new things, experimenting and, yes, failing. Many others are not making significant changes. They are afraid. […]
Recently, on one of the e-mail lists to which I subscribe, a colleague mentioned that he had been counseled by one of his mentors that the best thing he could do for his good employees was to fire a bad employee. Sounds harsh. Yet it is true that for the greater good, we have to […]
This article discusses how having preconceived notions can limit our opportunity to thrive in an economic downturn and how executives, especially, need to be open minded and pragmatic about where they have been and where they are going.