Monthly Archives: December 2016

Is Business Advice from the 19th and 20th Century Still Valid in the Internet Age?

There is no question that we are currently in an age when the fundamental economics of business success are being rewritten almost daily.  The internet and 24/7 connectivity, coupled with global transparency and compounded by breakneck technological advances in all fields have made … Continue reading

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SCUBA Diving and Leadership Effectiveness

The Aqualung, better known as Self-Contained-Underwater-Breathing-Apparatus (SCUBA), was developed in 1943 by an engineer Émile Gagnan, and a young Naval Lieutenant, Jacques Cousteau. It consisted of a compressed air tank, two hoses, and a mouthpiece that regulated the air pressure as you … Continue reading

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Building Your Corporate Culture: One Critical Practice

One of the most overlooked drivers of corporate culture is employee selection.  Think about it.  What if you could identify and hire individuals who fit not only the job requirements, but also the culture requirements?  In other words, people who … Continue reading

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The 1 Leadership Failure: The Nose Knows . . .

A while ago I attended a panel discussion at London Business School hosted by the UK Turnaround Management Association.  On the panel were experts from the various professions brought in to deal with distressed companies – legal, operational, financial, advisory, banking … Continue reading

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Leadership . . . Unsafe at any Speed?

In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.  The book was called, Unsafe … Continue reading

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Leadership and Management: A More Productive Discussion

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  ~Henry David Thoreau Flyfishing teaches me a lot about life, especially business life.  One of the lesson’s I relearn regularly in flyfishing, … Continue reading

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How Leaders Fail . . .

If you want to know whether or not you are a leader, turn around and see if anyone is following! The role of “leader” in a business is never easy and for those in charge of a region, division, plant or … Continue reading

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