The expectation that leadership can be a singular role is unrealistic. We wear a lot of hats. We manage, we motivate, we correct, we monitor, we inspire, we facilitate, we coordinate, we focus, we bark, we growl, we whisper, we [...]
“You can buy a person’s time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm… you cannot buy loyalty. [...]
I received something in the mail a few days ago that troubles me. Not email, it was in my mailbox, something that gets little more than junk mail these days. This was a promotional piece for a non-profit organization [...]
Leadership is often and usually thought of as a position of visibility, certainly one of importance. Snipers wouldn’t shoot at officers if the officers were of no value. Leaders have the capacity to inspire, motivate, impress, and command.
In mid-January of this year my son and I spent the better part of a day touring the USS Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier berthed in San Diego harbor. I’ve been on naval vessels before but none as large [...]
It was to be the biggest and most comprehensive realignment of health care ever. When President Obama engineered the Affordable Care Act the vision for the project was grand and promising. (NOTE: I am NOT concerned about politics here. [...]
First, you’ve got to get the word out. Everyone must know and must come on board. I may be assuming too [...]
They started making wagons for farmers, miners and the military in 1852. Incorporated in 1868 under the name Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, they entered the automobile business in 1902 making electric vehicles. By 1904 they were making gasoline-powered vehicles [...]
One non-profit agency operating in Africa opened restaurants as part of its fund-raising strategy. A charitable organization working on the African continent developed a focused vision and successfully imprinted it upon those who worked in the organization both in [...]
By now your vision should be defined, focused, and articulated. You should have enough confidence in it that you are able to promote it enthusiastically and unequivocally. Plus, your strategic plan should be taking shape. Based on the vision, [...]
Vision for your company or organization is singular and focused. Once it is defined and stated, we work backwards. It’s better not to have a vision, never post a vision statement, than to have one posted and do nothing [...]
You get people to want what you want [...]
Define your customers. Even the most gigantic businesses have a defined customer base. Walmart sells clothing but [...]
The vision statement is just that – a statement. It is not a white paper, a thesis, or a comprehensive description of you, your company or organization, your product(s), or your market. Let’s go back to Lowe’s vision statement [...]
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