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There Are No Free Rides

12 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
We are not entitled to have a job.  There is no legal or constitutional guarantee of employment. We are paid to do a job.  Typically we work as part of a team — either in senior leadership, management or as an hourly employee. The big challenge for leaders is to get the highest of the […] Read more»

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»

Retail Leadership

29 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ronald Reagan mastered the concept of wholesale leadership.  Some would argue he was THE master. Reagan understood the value of television — he could, using his skills as an actor, reach out in a compelling manner and influence millions of voters through his beautifully scripted presentations.  Even his opponents respected his ability to shape public […] Read more»