It’s Simple – Leaders Have Followers
There seems to be an everlasting debate about leadership and whether it can be taught or if it’s some inherent trait you’re born with – think how often you’ve heard someone say “they’re a born leader”. It’s also become big business. Business schools have made leadership a huge focus of their curriculum and market themselves as builders of the next generation of leaders. Yet, when you strip away...
We make a fine bourbon, at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always...– “Pappy” Van Winkle
Mastering The Art Of Negotiation
There are few skills that can rival negotiation in terms of relevance, longevity, and number of applications. While we’re enamored with all the new jobs and skills our burgeoning economy has produced in the last 10 years, from App Developers to Social Media Managers, negotiation could easily top the list of the most important skills from the past several millennia. Surprisingly, it’s not a topic...
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.– Soren Kierkegaard
Why Success is a Catalyst for Failure
We’re often amazed when companies or careers stumble when they seemed destined for continued success. For instance, of the 500 companies that appeared on Fortune’s initial list in 1955 only 71 still remain. Some of the most well-known names (at the time) on that list have long since disappeared from it, such as Scott Paper, Zenith, and Warner Lambert. The study of how companies can go from the...