Strategic Leadership

Fordlandia: A parable of arrogance

April 11, 2019
In the late 1920s, the Ford Motor Company bought millions of acres of land in Brazil. Henry Ford’s intention was to start a rubber plant there, and to utilize that product in the manufacturing of its cars. But his vision was bigger than that.

On the music/leadership connection

April 11, 2019
Consider these terms: resonance, harmony, rhythm, symphony, ensemble, dynamics, pitch, scale. As a leader, do any of these words strike a chord?

A reporter just called. Ready?

April 11, 2019
We all know the saying … practice makes perfect. We also know the saying failing to prepare is preparing to fail. It’s true! You need to prepare for an interview!

Remember to heed the ____ Effect!

April 11, 2019
Business practices and the study of the mind have always gone hand-in-hand. Psychological effects are often applied to human nature in professional environments. Here are some interesting ones you may not have heard of.

“Do you have any questions?”

March 27, 2019
Changing the wording to “What questions do you have?” might get some queries tossed your way.

Beware the sinister trap of circles

March 14, 2019
Dr. Jan Souman, of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, studied what happens to us when we have no map, no compass, no way to determine landmarks.

The word of the year is…

March 7, 2019
The Oxford English Dictionary’s choice reflects, as they describe it, “the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year.”

Develop a positive explanatory style

February 25, 2019
  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

6 keys to cultivate a resilient team

February 14, 2019
Here are six hallmarks of a resilient team that understands how to manage stress, solve problems and bounce back from adversity.

Best flop ever!

February 10, 2019
Q. What business failure was the most educational for you?