Success is always in context and one has to freshly observe the current reality, the new client or employee, the new market conditions.
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One of the great organizational challenges is creating open debate which is an essential ingredient to think beyond the current reality.
Great leaders balance confidence and conviction with a zeal to learn and a willingness to revisit and reconsider.
Think of tv shows where the defense lawyer follows the prosecutor’s arguments in the court room. Notice how seldom you see a direct defense of the points made by the prosecutor. Effective defense lawyers change the conversation so that the jury focuses on different points or sees things through different eyes. My observation is that […]
Woodrow Wilson famously said about speaking….”If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.” As a rule, the longer one speaks about something is usually a good indicator of the less they know […]
Haven’t we all thought that when this project is over, this deadline is met, this major issue resolved, that we will go back to a “normal” pace, a world free of strife and stress, or at least better that we have at this moment? I call this corporate magical thinking, where we yearn for that […]
Two compelling principles to remember when embarking upon creating a vision
Reading the grey between the black and white is essential in senior positions.
It’s important to know your world views, emotional temperament or EQ, personality traits and intrinsic capabilities.
Is it easier to evaluate a decision by reading a 6-page narrative rather than reviewing a PPT?