“To be effective, every knowledge worker… needs to dispose of time in fairly large chunks. To have small dribs and drabs of time at his disposal will not be sufficient even if the total is an impressive number of hours.” – Peter Drucker The Effective Executive The most VALUABLE time and attention spent is focused time and attention. […]
Starting his 12th season as the Red Sox’s principal owner John Henry stated that the Red Sox strayed from their core beliefs and made a bad hiring decision. Any Red Sox fan could have told him that. Sometimes it just hard to see through your own blind spots.
There is an epidemic failure to understand reality…people misjudge their players and mismanage their teams. – Jonah Hill as Peter Brand in Moneyball More great quotes and models for success that can be applied to any business or organization from the movie – Peter Brand – It’s about getting things down to one number. Using […]
The Stockdale Paradox
Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties AND, at the same time, confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they may be.
Selected quotes from the Washington Post article: BEST QUOTES OF 2012: From A (Avengers) to Z (“Zippy”), the Cartooning Year in Review, through the creators’ choice words “…as a writer… if you’re trying to create a universal thing, you will fail. But if you try to create a personal thing, you sometimes find the universal that […]
The end of 2012 is coming soon and it is time for me personally to review what was and was not accomplished from a goals perspective and to look ahead and plan for 2013. The very term goals is often misunderstood. In my personal opinion goals are mid to short term bigger picture items that lie just […]
Building Your Platform A platform is the thing you have to stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But its not built of wood or concrete or perched on a grassy hill. Today’s platform is built of people. Contacts. Connections. Followers. Your platform is the means by which you connect with your existing and potential fans. – […]
Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
Who wouldn’t love to be able to predict the future? What if you could?
Bear Bryant is a well known college football coach. His teams won six national championships and thirteen conference championships, many with the University of Alabama. What did Bear Bryant do to motivate his players?
Scorecards are the guardians of your culture. They encapsulate on paper the unwritten dynamics that make your company what it is, and they ensure you think about those things with every hiring decision. From Who: The A Method for Hiring