Tag Archives: John F Kennedy

The Rights and RESPONSIBILITIES of Corporate Leadership

  I recently read what to me was a very disturbing article published in the INSEAD online magazine, KNOWLEDGE.  Normally I enjoy reading their articles as INSEAD has some very fine business academics and some well thought through research findings. … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, Self-improvement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The 7 Corporate Culture Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Leadership and learning are indispensable from one another.  ~John F. Kennedy I like questions.  Questions make people think.  Statements may go in one ear and out the other, but a good question will bounce around inside your head until you … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Civil War, Artificial Limbs, Innovation and Corporate Culture

  The American Civil War (1861-1865) was one of the bloodiest in American history, with over 1,100,000 casualties and claimed more than 620,000 lives. Many of those wounded ended up as amputees.  And after a gruesome amputation operation of a damaged arm … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, John R Childress, leadership, Life Skills, Organization Behavior, Self-improvement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Life Skills, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leadership Development: The Room with Two Doors

Let’s Make a Deal is a television game show that has been going, in various formats for over 50 years.  The most celebrated of its many hosts was the charismatic Monty Hall, with his perfect attire and dry sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Human Psychology, leadership, Life Skills, Personal Development, Self-improvement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Many Myths of Corporate Culture

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.  ~ John F. Kennedy  Corporate culture is one of those business issues that, as we have seen, … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in consulting, flyfishing, Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Life Skills, Organization Behavior, Personal Development, Self-improvement | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment