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Management Is not a Path to Leadership

Leadership and management are different.  One is not a sub-skill set of the other. In my view, so many corporations fundamentally confuse and conflate management with leadership.  Without spawning a great debate around the two, I thought I would summarize them using a...

In the beginning

The other day, I overheard two guys talking.  One was opening up about his recent divorce and where it all started, but the thought that caught me was – I wonder if he truly knows where it all started.  I doubt it’s even possible to know where it all...

The Power of Fear

In the book, The Prince, Nicolo Machiavelli penned the thought (paraphrased here), that it is best if you can have someone love you and fear you, but if you have to settle for one, it is better that they should fear you.  Now while this sentiment had to deal largely...

A team or a collection of individuals

Many think that once you put people together in a collection, you have a team.  Unfortunately, you’re right. But a great division or department (corporate teams), has more to them than that.  They have a common purpose, a set of common outcomes and an...

Jumping over the wrong hurdles

We are now in the middle of the third quarter of the calendar year; and for many companies that’s about the time they start working on setting up the budgets for the next fiscal year and determining what technology projects to invest in. Unfortunately, at this...