Visionary Leadership

Two ways of seeing

January 10, 2019
If the first you know of a problem is when a system breaks down, it’s too late to avoid the fallout. On the other hand, if you take time to look closely you can see things aren’t running smoothly and you can take action to prevent them from getting worse.

Try ‘Kill the company’ brainstorming

December 13, 2018
How will your company survive over the next five, 10 or 20 years? More important, how will it evolve and grow? Try this exercise with your team to find out.

Following Kubrick almost blindly

December 13, 2018
Leon Vitali gave up a burgeoning career in acting to immerse himself into the world of Kubrick’s methods, working 16-hour days for months at a time to help him in any possible way.

J.K. Rowling’s penless success

December 13, 2018
The character of Harry Potter simply popped into J.K. Rowling’s head. Rowling knew the story would be fun to write. There was a glitch, however: At that moment, she didn’t have a writing utensil on her that worked.

The silver lining cliché? In this case, totally true

November 8, 2018
Michael Hyatt asked himself just one question: What does this experience make possible?

Explain your vision the right way

October 24, 2018
If you want people to buy-in to your vision for the team, organization or project, make sure you are communicating it effectively. Follow these tips.

4 reasons to rethink goal-setting

September 13, 2018
It’s simply a given that leaders carefully set and monitor lofty goals, and it’s an accepted trope of managerial culture that we encourage others to do the same. But it’s important to examine the possible downsides of relentless goal-setting.

Now there’s risky marketing!

May 10, 2018
Just as the Major League Baseball season was starting in 2004, Boston Red Sox fans were entertained by the TV ads run by Jordan’s furniture, a favorite Massachusetts retailer.

The pleasures of very sore feet

May 1, 2018
When is the last time you took a trip not because of its obvious pleasures, but despite the difficulties you knew it would bring?

When you’re waaaay out in front

May 1, 2018
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.