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Strategic Planning: Or the lack thereof

Years ago, companies got rid of their Strategic Planners at both the customer and vendor organizations. This was a huge mistake and you can see it as most companies lack a strategic insight and are not thinking at all about long-range strategies.

On Leadership: What are your Leadership Characteristics?

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” -Martin Luther King Jr. If you are reading the recent U.S. economic and jobs growth reports, you most probably can assume that the economy has finally turned around and that we […]

On Leadership: The Traits Leadership Model

“managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing” Bennis, WG; Nanus, B (1985). Leaders: The strategies for taking charge In my opinion leadership must be separated from management, since both can be considered complimentary but different. As […]

On Leadership: Do you need followers in order to be a leader?

“The task of a great leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. . . . Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Those leaders who do not are ultimately judged failures, even though they may […]

On Leadership: Can a person with average charisma or personality be a superior leader?

A new study shows UK managers admire celebrities more than their boss. According to a 2003 article from the European Business Forum “A new study shows UK managers admire celebrities more than their boss. The ideal 21st century business leader should have the charisma of […]

On Leadership: Are Leaders Born or Made?

Leaders are Made not Born! We all can recognize that certain individuals have a natural set of abilities that can help them succeed in a specific activity (height for basketball players, or a firm hand for sharpshooters), we also can recognize that most of the […]

Motivating people: It is about Money!

Motivating people: It is about Money, and denying it will not change that fact. The only people who deny it are the ones trying to keep it for themselves. I have seen very few CXOs truly giving away their salaries AND stock options at the same time, or signing in for a compensation plan that is equal to their regular employees. If motivating people is not about money, why do CXOs earn such higher salaries?

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