Monthly Archives: May 2014

Psst! . . . Want to Grow?

In 1881 The Galveston Daily News described the vested business interests in Galveston as behaving like “big fish in a small pond”, and the phrase has stuck in American literature ever since.  There is a lot to be said in favour of being … Continue reading

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Slow Down, Reflect and Learn . . .

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it is the only teacher.  ~Albert Schweitzer This is one of my favourite and useful quotes.  I strongly believe, especially in the world of business consulting, that too many young consultants are giving advice based … Continue reading

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The Courage to Admit Mistakes . . . Real Leadership

We must be big enough to admit mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.  ~John C. Maxwell One of the hardest things in life to do is admit a mistake.  We get personally embarrassed and … Continue reading

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The History of the Future . . .

Just last week two independent research groups on climate change both came to the exact same conclusion. The Antarctic Ice shield is melting and the rate of melt has accelerated to a point of no return.  We have definitely reached … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Tom? . . .

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy  Highly motivated business executives and managers tend to work hard as they climb the corporate ladder, accepting more and more responsibility as the progress.  They learn everything they can about … Continue reading

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Leadership and Choice!

One of the defining characteristics of the human species, apart from almost all other animal forms, is the capability of choice based on conscious thought.  Notice I did not say rational or logical thought, because choice about our actions can … Continue reading

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The Few versus the Many . . .

This past week I had the opportunity to visit with a director from one of the largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies in the world.  They are headquartered in London so it was just a short ride on the underground … Continue reading

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