What Jack Welch Can Teach Organizations

Jack Welch was the CEO of GE. Under his leadership, GE became the most valuable company in the world, measured in market capitalization. Warren Buffet, perhaps the most famous investor of all times, said that other than this book by Jack Welch, no other management book will ever be needed! That got my attention! The…

Definite Techniques for Transformation

Triggers,  by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter       NY: Random, 2015 Okay, folks, we are talking about psychology and behavior here, not guns. This book begins sounding very psychologically oriented, but it was written by a management consultant, often brought in by top executives to “smooth the interpersonal rough edges off” by a CEO. Aims at…

Are You Coachable? 3 Questions to Consider

Ken Blanchard is the guru of gurus in the consulting/coaching world. Most owners and bosses could use organizational coaching and or personal coaching, but only the most wise seek it out. What are your thoughts? What kind of consulting or coaching do you find valuable? rare? Source: Are You Coachable? 3 Questions to Consider

Membership Recruitment without Members?

Membership recruitment is of course a primary interest in all voluntary associations. Trade associations are no different. If you read books and go to seminars for trade associations and non-profits you would think that membership recruitment is conducted by tracking, that is, carefully recording statistics of visitor and new member activity. This is a bit…

In Your Context, What Character Traits are Valued?

“The meaning of the word “character” changes. It is used less to describe traits like selflessness, generosity, self-sacrifice, and other quality that sometimes make worldly success less likely. It is instead used to describe traits like self-control, grit resilience, and tenacity, quality that make worldly success more likely. ” David Brooks, The Road to Character…

Better Focus for More Productivity

Top Ten Tips 1. There is no such thing as multi-tasking, there is only attention switching. 2. Disrupting attention leads to lower productivity. 3. Worrying about performance leads to mess-ups. An athlete, for instance, knows that best performance comes from automatic, not thought-through action. 4. One may reduce the 10,00 hours dramatically by using attention…