Real leaders know that they have great power, but they seldom use it. As the owner or senior manager of your business, you have power over your employees by virtue of your position in the organizational structure. You have positional power. If you lead only using positional power, you are just a boss. Any idiot
Monthly Archives: April 2013
In the days before railroads, the fastest mode of public transport in Europe was what we might call a stagecoach. Most Americans remember this from western TV shows and movies. In Europe, however, the coaches were larger, carried more people, and were often pulled by seven or eight horses. The French version of the coach
If I asked you to define what a business is, could you? By that, I mean could you give me a really solid definition of what a business is? Most people define a business as an organization that sells products or services at a profit. That’s a pretty good definition, but is it good enough?
Novak Djokovic is the number one tennis player in the world. After beating Andy Murray at the Shanghai Masters, he told reporters, “A calm mind always wins. Confidence plays a key role for any person on this planet.” Two very powerful words: calm and confident. Each has its own significant role to play in our
How are the product offerings of your business structured? Is the way you put them together part of your overall business strategy, or are they just randomly configured and offered to your clients? Are they assembled in a manner that makes it easy for your sales people to modularize them and them bundle and unbundle