Well, of course 1 Great Person = 3 Good People – (Insight from Uncontainable)

I’m just thinking… (after reading Uncontainable). One of the foundational principles for the Container Store is: “1=3; 1 Great person = 3 good people.” Now, here’s what I’ve been thinking. This is so obvious, isn’t it? Imagine it this way – a loved one is scheduled for surgery. Would you like to have an “average” surgeon,… Read More Well, of course 1 Great Person = 3 Good People – (Insight from Uncontainable)

Ralph Young: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Ralph Young is a history professor at Temple University. He has done extensive research in the history of protest movements, terrorist organizations, and 17th-century Puritanism. He is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements that reveals the… Read More Ralph Young: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

“A high value on human resources” = “a high value on human beings” (Insight from Barry Schwartz)

We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional. (Paul G. Hawken, founder, Smith and Hawken) Quoted by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Pozner, Encouraging the Heart ——————— I’m a fan of using words correctly. I don’t always do it; I sometimes make mistakes. But I think I… Read More “A high value on human resources” = “a high value on human beings” (Insight from Barry Schwartz)

“What’s the Last Book, not a novel, you read, cover-to-cover?” – Do you have a ready answer?

I have started asking some of the groups I speak to to respond to this (in table conversations): “Tell the person next to you the last book you read, cover-to-cover, that was not a novel, and what you gained from reading the book.” And then I watch. Sometimes, I speak to groups filled with book… Read More “What’s the Last Book, not a novel, you read, cover-to-cover?” – Do you have a ready answer?

4 Questions for Every Leader at Moments of Decision – from Teresa Pike Tomlinson

I have read the most remarkable speech. It was delivered as what appeared to be the last Commencement Address ever given at Sweet Briar College. (Now, it looks like they’ve got a second wind. Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts college in Virginia. It was on the verge of closing permanently, but they have reopened,… Read More 4 Questions for Every Leader at Moments of Decision – from Teresa Pike Tomlinson

Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris

In this competitive marketplace, an organization’s ability to innovate by staying ahead of the competition and delivering products that command the market’s attention is more important than ever. As co-founder and chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan Packard was the second employee to join HGTV and create a niche in the lifestyle marketplace, and also… Read More Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris

The “Bell Cow” and thoughts on Leadership – The Natural Leader will Emerge and be Identified as the Leader

(This is post #2 from the shared wisdom of Charlie Bahr, “The Entrepreneur’s Godfather.” Read my earlier post on “fixing the company” by clicking here). ——————– In the land of farmers with cows (is it ranchers with cows — they each have cattle?…) there is usually a cow with a bell around its neck. It’s… Read More The “Bell Cow” and thoughts on Leadership – The Natural Leader will Emerge and be Identified as the Leader

If You’re Going to “Fix the Company,” Start Here – (Insight from “The Entrepreneur’s Godfather”)

Here’s the process. It’s simple… not easy, just simple. This comes from a Business Consultant in the Dallas area, Charlie Bahr (“The Entrepreneur’s Godfather”). He is brought into companies when they are in need of getting things “fixed” — he’s brought in to “fix the company.” His work falls under the category of “turnaround” work,… Read More If You’re Going to “Fix the Company,” Start Here – (Insight from “The Entrepreneur’s Godfather”)

R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of Silicon Valley- based Constellation Research. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. The blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models… Read More R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris

You’ve Got Millennials On Your Sales Team (or, will soon) – L’areal Lipkins of Acuity Systems can help you work with them more effectively

Here’s a rather obvious observation: people who work on the same thing over the long haul are generally much more knowledgeable than those who just dabble. The folks at Sandler Training (Acuity Systems) do not dabble! Yes, they are our sponsor for 2015. But we were glad to welcome them as our sponsor, because we… Read More You’ve Got Millennials On Your Sales Team (or, will soon) – L’areal Lipkins of Acuity Systems can help you work with them more effectively