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Innovative Packaging

8 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In every industry there are certain accepted truths regarding success. In real estate it is location, location, location. In the cell phone space, it is all about the innovation and effectiveness of software architecture, the innovative features and elegance of design and performance. In merchandising it is all about packaging and telling a story. In […] Read more»

Earned Respect: The Best Choice for Leaders

29 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
HOUSTON — There are a couple of ways to look at leadership style.  Earned respect, and command and control, which is to say, I’m the boss, do what I say.  Earned respect requires more skill. It takes more time and energy but will generally produce sustainable results.  The I’m the boss approach is easier.  It […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»