If a lapse of ethics can’t be connected to the outcome, does it matter at all? There has been an interesting meme accompanying the “deflategate” news about the New England Patriots possibly cheating in the AFC Championship game by using under-inflated (and therefore easier to grip and catch) footballs. The Patriots won the match against […]
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Performance is the prerequisite for any professional or organization. It is the heartbeat of the body. In December I posted an article on the lights of leadership. In the midst of a lot of feedback I receive on the writing I’ve done, one bit of feedback stood out on that particular piece. It came from […]
A company’s budget shows what its strategy really is.
A renewed focus on individual and organizational entrepreneurship provides a “puncher’s chance” when dealing with ambiguity and adversity. On November 5, 1994, an object lesson in responding to adversity occurred. On that date, 45-year old boxer George Foreman–known as much at that time for being the spokesmodel for his eponymous grill as for his boxing–knocked […]
Clark Griswold’s turkey was an object of art on the outside, and a hollow mess on the inside. So are some strategic plans. Have the courage to call them what they are. ‘Tis the season. So, I figure…why not take advantage of it? Remember that finely-crafted 1989 cinematic masterpiece, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? It provided […]
I came across this article by Victor Davis Hanson on the prevalence of lying to advance agendas of all sorts. Link I admit, it struck me as a very timely if somewhat political angle on a problem that is significant in our society. Namely, the tendency of some leaders (and VDH is decidedly focused on […]
The types of goals we set, and the manner in which we pursue them, have consequences for us and for the people around us. “…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee…” – Captain Ahab, in Moby Dick by […]
Bill Gross says future generations will view the global debt run-up of the past 6 years like we now view smoking on airplanes…misguided or just plain stupid. Janus’ Bill Gross released an investment outlook today that is a painfully good read. Your Link His thesis: That future generations are going to look at this one […]
Activist investors may become more active–spurring management to focus and accelerate. Fortune’s Paul Hodgson filed this article yesterday about how activist investors are becoming even more active. It’s a good read that summarizes the influence of activist hedge funds and the like; and how that influence is growing into the Fortune 500-sized company space. […]