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Leaders:  Those Who Can Do; The Rest Play Politics

19 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There are executives who think they are important to an organization and there are those who really are. The demands and ego posturing of the former usually far exceed the quantifiable and subjective value they bring to the enterprise.  The latter are those who consistently deliver excellent results and can and will do more, if […] Read more»

Job Seekers: Focus On The Five Fundamentals

14 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Successful athletes on winning teams have one thing in common: they intensely and consistently focus on the fundamentals. That principle applies to executives and managers, as well as candidates in the job market.  Being a successful executive or manager is about focusing on the fundamentals and, more importantly, drilling down to ensure there is consistency […] Read more»

Is Bigger Better? Not If You Want Innovation

5 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Going big — hiring the biggest consultancy, the global or industry leader in this or that field — is a fact of life in business even though going big does not guarantee innovation, quality, value or success.  It will guarantee a premium fee, higher costs. Some executives go big because they feel size equals market […] Read more»