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

Quotebook: Personal Change

Rajesh Setty has an interesting series of posts going on thoughtprovoking questions.  Here’s one that caught my eye from Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations: Achieving Sucess at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time: "Given that, while

Quotebook: Strategy

"You cannot substitute agility for strategy.  If you don’t develop a strategy of your own, you become part of someone else’s strategy…The absence of strategy is fine, if you don’t care where you’re going."  Alvin Toffler

Quotebook: Leadership

I’m loving the new collecton, The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era.  Some really great ideas already.  Check out this quote on Executive Leadership. "Leadership involves the lifting of a person’s vision to

Quotebook: Vision

Some leaders have the gift of communicating the dream in a way that captures the real spirit of what they’re dreaming.  How’s this great Jack Welch quote? "We want GE to become a company where people come to work every

Quotebook: Accomplishing Change

Another really great one from Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: "Instead of searching fruitlessly for perfect certainty, which is never attainable, leaders who want to accomplish change reasonably quickly embrace the mess, do the best they can with

Quotebook: Simplicity

Peter Drucker had a way of saying things.  From the August 1st reading in The Daily Drucker we pick up a thread in the simple vs. complex discussion: "The less diverse a business, the more manageable it is.  Simplicity makes