We live in a culture that thinks about actions in concrete frameworks. That means people tend to think in terms of activities, tasks, the stuff you can see that gets produced. What is missing is that every professional action is intended to satisfy someone and that someone wants to be assured that they will be […]
My career journey has been one of corporate executive assignments that led me to discover my passion for helping people form high performing collaborative teams. My journey in corporate life spanned over twenty five years in Intel including managing organizations of hundreds of employees, hundreds of millions of dollars of budget, and finally as a […]
Just like the emperor with no clothes, many MBA programs wear the clothes of leadership through their marketing, but that leadership is invisible without the corresponding development of new skills. There is an approach that addresses that gap.
What is your relationship with excellence? Are you never satisfied? Is mediocrity good enough? Is it a source of satisfaction or suffering for you and those around you? How does the culture you work in hold excellence? Does excellence disappear due to the demand for “more”? Is it a slogan that isn’t reflected in action? […]
What makes business successful? What are the roots of success? And how does this success correlate to the people in the business and to the relationship of the business with its customers? What are the human roots of successful business? We often hear of CEO’s and executives saying that the most valuable asset in their […]
The topic of leadership often brings to mind a bright side: people making a positive impact with others, often producing extraordinary accomplishments together, and “leading the charge” to get outcomes to happen. It is also often thought of as having more freedom and authority than other roles – the freedom to choose and make things […]
How to we add value to teams that are already excellent, even standard setters? Let’s begin by looking at the dark side of achieving excellence. One pitfall for teams that have achieved a level of excellence is to rest on their laurels and lose their hunger for improvement. The danger of being the best is […]
Most managers I meet (and I include myself) were promoted not because we had management talent, but because we were better than the rest at performing tasks and getting things done. The brutal moment in a manager’s life is when we realize that what we have become really good at is not actually what we […]