Managing the Monkey!

How to free time, reduce your to-do list, and move back to managing from being managed!!! Many managers often find themselves with long to-do lists which get longer, with more seeming to have been added then taken off at the end of each day.  The fault for this most often lies with the manager himself… Read More

The Difference Between Leadership Training vs. Leadership Development

A succinct overview of the differences between the training and development of leaders. In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of developing leaders, not training them.In this article, we discuss how training which is fixed, one-dimensional, backward looking and one-size-fits-all in its approach is not suited for the new business reality in which… Read More

Network Effects & the Collaboration Curve

Building a stronger business through network effects & collaboration  Network effects are becoming increasingly important for businesses; especially those involved in technology, as by understanding them you can not only build better products but also a better business. A network effect occurs when a product or service becomes more valuable to its users as more… Read More

Land Mines vs. Gold Mines

How to ask customers for feedback to build better relationships and drive sales Too often businesses adopt pessimistic mindsets when using customer surveys, with the surveys being focused on problems and what has gone wrong – your “land mines”. This is so the business can identify what has gone wrong, focus on what can be… Read More

Leveraging Your Weaknesses

“Bad companies are destroyed by the crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them”  – Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel I know the commonly accepted thinking is that to be more successful you need to address and leverage your strengths, not your weaknesses. I have even written an article on this previously.… Read More

The Leadership/Management Matrix Tool

Leadership and management may complement each other, but they are very different So which is more important, management or leadership? This is not the right question to ask, rather the question to ask what is the balance between management and leadership that you need to have? To answer this, you need to at what role… Read More