Posts tagged ‘management’

Got Humility?

Leadership lessons from life.

When I was in my 20s, I wandered around India for a few months – the back packing, rail pass kind of thing that was popular at the time.

One day I was walking down the street minding my own business, when a group of young boys – maybe they were 6 to 8 years old – started throwing stones at me and yelling in their language, which of course I didn’t understand. Like most Americans traveling abroad, I didn’t bother to learn the about the native tongues of the country in which I was a guest (a failing I regret to this day). However, I can imagine what these youngsters might have been saying to me and I assumed it was because I am white. It could have been for another reason; however, this is not important to what happened next.

Continue Reading May 31, 2017 at 7:00 am 1 comment

A Failure of Creativity: the Demise of Hostess

Regardless of how you feel about the company and its product line, there are business lessons to be learned here. Once so successful that most every American kid’s lunch box contained their products, they ultimately failed after 82 years of operation.


The answers are a study in what contributes to a successful enterprise. A core feature of the Hostess collapse was a failure of creativity.

7 questions to increase your business’ Creativity Quotient (CQ)!

Continue Reading June 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

Improving Business (and the World), One Person at a Time

One of the “secret weapons” for leadership development, productivity, employee engagement, and strategic growth in business today is professional coaching. And one firm that is cutting a swath of innovation and delivering unparalleled excellence in this domain is TurnKey Coaching Solutions. Dedicated to helping others, the partners believe that coaching is the most effective way to help people change their circumstances and reach their goals.

Continue Reading July 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The Work of Leaders

How can I become a better leader? Learn about the new tool – Work of Leaders – and how to increase leadership effectiveness through best behavioral practices.

Continue Reading February 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Appreciation and the Workplace: What’s love got to do with it?

We have a natural human tendency – or habit – of focusing on what is wrong or what feels bad. It seems to draw or even demand our attention. Especially in a hectic workplace. We want to fix what is wrong so we can get on with business.

Yet research shows that appreciation is a huge key to creating success – precisely because it feels good

Continue Reading September 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Is Your Business in “Management By Crisis”?

If you recognize your business in the foregoing, you may be comforted by the fact that this is the default operating procedure for many companies. Too many companies. And it’s not because they are “bad” – it’s just that most businesses lack information on how to be proactive. However this is not where you your business to live, because –

P.S. crisis is expensive.

Continue Reading June 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm


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