Tag Archives: senior team

The New CEO’s Secret Weapon

If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight.  -Jack Welch, former CEO, GE One of the most difficult jobs in modern business is that of the incoming CEO.  As soon as the … 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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Why Corporate Culture is Like Concrete

“They swore by concrete. They built for eternity.” ― Gunter Grass Concrete is the most widely used building material, by tonnage, in the world today. And it’s not a modern building material either. The first known use of concrete was some … Continue reading

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Just What Do You Mean by Leadership Development?

One of my favourite business stories:  One day Little Johnny came home from school and asked his mother why Dad was always working late and why he had to bring work home as well.  Mommy replied that daddy has a … Continue reading

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“Kip” van Winkle and Rethinking Leadership . . .

Imagine this modern twist on the old story of Rip van Winkle. The very weird day of “Kip” van Winkle, senior executive: It took Kip most of breakfast to fully wake up.  After all, 50 years asleep is a rather … Continue reading

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It Ain’t All Leadership’s Fault

Someone once asked Slick Willie Sutton, the notorious bank robber, why he robbed banks. The question might have uncovered a tale of injustice and lifelong revenge. Maybe a banker foreclosed on the old homestead, maybe a banker’s daughter spurned Sutton … Continue reading

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