We Can’t All Be Iron Man

We Can’t All Be Iron Man

“Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Only one of those four is fictional, but all share in a popular mythology that the most successful CEOs are independent visionaries who create value through sheer inspiration and force of will. But it obscures...
Jack Welch called it “being in the pile.”

Jack Welch called it “being in the pile.”

Jack Welch called it “being in the pile.”

The famed CEO of GE for 20 years would say we get stuck in a period of mediocrity. We feel like what we’re doing is nothing special – it really isn’t standing out from the rest. So, how do we get up from the pile?

Welch recommended thinking.

He observed that 99% of people don’t actively think. Rather, they react to…

Are You in the Right Room?

Are You in the Right Room?

I’d be willing to bet that you’re a pretty competitive person. After all, it’s quite difficult to achieve positions of success and leadership without that tendency. So that begs the question, “How do you maximize YOUR competitiveness for continued growth?” Well, you...
What Needs Pruning In Your Life?

What Needs Pruning In Your Life?

What do you need to prune from your life or your business? That may seem like an odd question, but please read on. Recently I attended a conference and Henry Cloud was one of the keynote speakers. Henry Cloud is a leadership coach to CEOs and business executives, and...
Are You Happy To Have Your Vision Opposed?

Are You Happy To Have Your Vision Opposed?

Has your leadership vision ever been opposed? I would dare say that if it hasn’t, it may not be a very compelling or bold vision. This statement isn’t meant to judge you or cause you embarrassment, merely to challenge you to rethink your vision. Because this much is...