Quotebook: Leadership

A very important distinction.  If the one constant is change, then we need to know how to lead in that environment.  Think about the implications of John Kotter’s statement: "Management is about coping with complexity… Leadership is about coping with

Submerging Ego

When you think about the senior team of your organization, maybe the department heads, are they evaluated based on their contribution to THE mission or THEIR mission? One of the central issues in many organizations is that departments develop a


Ever start down a planning road, get pretty far down it, and then add a team member to the discussion only to find that what you’ve assumed as how-it-will-work is not at all what they’re assuming?  It happens to all

Ready for a Brand Makeover?

I love it when I discover something that’s both practical and packed with imagination-freeing ideas.  If you’re looking for that, you’ve got to check out the article on Dave’s Insanity Sauce over at Inc.com.  Without a doubt, one of the

Recognizing External Change

Do you know the key questions in determining the difference between those who perform and those who don’t?  According to Ram Charan, author of  Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t there are 8


Picked up Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t, the new book by Ram Charan, coauthor of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done.  The question I had when I first took a look