Quotes that struck me...

02/26/2015

I'm deep into book writing ... in the process going through a collection of files... a few quotes really struck me this morning.
AG Lafley

Can someone help me understand this contradiction?

02/25/2015

The other day I was working with a senior leadership team translating their business strategy to what we call Blue Cards - these are simple translations of the leaderships strategic intent.
We crafted a card about the need for growth - defined a highly motivating  narrative, set strategic exclusions and even tactical constraints.  In particular we made it clear that we were not interested in ideas that generated less than $10 Million (it was a very large company).

Realistically Idealistic - what a beautiful Oxymoron

02/24/2015

Our daughter Tori  just passed her Masters defense.   One of the members of her committee sent her a nice note of congratulations.
She concluded the note by saying "Best wishes in the journey to come. Continue to stay wise, safe and realistically idealistic - is there any better oxymoron?"

How to Help Leaders Find the Courage to "Do the right thing"

02/17/2015

The classic "excuse" for the short term orientation of leadership is that the big boss, the shareholders, wall street, venture capitalists, or who ever - needs to see short term results.
There is only one way for a leader to find the courage to do the right thing - even if it is costly in the short term.

Doug Hall

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