Tag Archives: Harvard

Change the Leader or Change the Leader?

“I’ve got enough change management.  What I’m looking for is change leadership!” ~a frustrated CEO. One of the most frequent questions I am asked by Board Chairmen is “when is the right time to change the CEO?”  Usually this is … Continue reading

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Needed Urgently: Stewardship and Statesmanship

There is no ownership of the future.  There is only stewardship. Quite a few years ago there was a best selling business book that caught the attention of the more thoughtful in business and the executive ranks.  The book, What … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture: Change or Evolve?

  During my undergraduate and graduate years (1966-1974) I studied marine biology, population ecology and evolution at the University of California, Harvard and the University of Hawaii.  In those days my heroes were Charles Darwin, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and Harvard professor … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.                   – Eric Johnston Thanks to Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard University and his 1997 landmark … Continue reading

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The Missing Leadership Competency

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. I look at the long list of competencies that supposedly make up a … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons . . .

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons.  And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.  ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr. A friend of ours is having problems with his … Continue reading

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