Archive | February, 2015

GROWING THE PIE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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GROWING THE BUSINESS One of my small business owners owned a franchise in the consumer home services field. He built the company and its financials by hiring good people, adding functions not always present in small businesses (e.g., hiring a marketing director for direct marketing and research on prospects), spending on training, watching the cash flow […]

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DISRUPTION: DO IT OR BE THE VICTIM

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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THE ACADEMIC’S VIEW Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School was early in teaching about disruptive technology using cases such as the demise of the steel industry who could not envision any way to make steel except the capital intensive and large scale facilities in which they had invested. His thesis is that few establishment companies […]

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Succeeding Yourself Out of Business

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS This is the tale of an entrepreneur who had an idea. He assembled a “crack” senior team, secured blue chip clients, trained recruits and built a company of 30+ professionals which necessitated moving to offices with greater space. He had even negotiated a line of credit with the bank. And […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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