Monthly Archives: April 2016

Old Wine in New Bottles

Leadership has been an important part of human behaviour since man first evolved as a social animal. In early times, leadership within a family unit or social group was a requirement for survival.  One of the oldest clay tablets found – … Continue reading

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Game Over !

First we shape our institutions, and afterwards they shape us!  ~Winston Churchill After a particularly tough day, the chief executive of a major corporation came home exhausted. A barrage of crises and questions assaulted him all day. Some of these … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and Corporate Culture

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and a pioneer thinker in the area … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame Performance and the Leadership Factor

The key issue isn’t having a strategy, it’s getting it implemented!  ~Jack Welch One of the most difficult areas of business is not developing strategy, but actually delivering on strategic objectives. Every business has a strategy (some developed with expensive consulting … Continue reading

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Leadership Choices: Prices and Payoffs

Michael Porter, the Harvard professor best known for his pioneering work on competitive strategy believes that an effective strategy is mostly about choice.  What you choose to do to compete and what you choose not to do, especially since every … Continue reading

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Culture Change: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. ~Thomas Berger In my advisory work I frequently find myself sitting alone with a CEO or business founder listening to them talk about their management team and their … Continue reading

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