There’s a difference between being involved and being committed. To be an athlete you must be committed.
When it comes to improving performance, most organizations’ problems can be traced to their inability to think and talk together at critical moments.
By letting go
It all gets done.
The world is won
By those who let it go.
But when you try and try,
The world is beyond winning.
This story is telling! Jeffrey Swartz, the CEO of the Timberland Co., strode purposefully into a New York office packed with McDonald’s executives. Dressed in a blazer, jeans, and Timberland boots, he was there on this mid-August day to convince the fast-food behemoth that it should choose his $1.5 billion shoe and clothing company to [...]
A major business magazine which has a gear section asked me to contribute ideas. I am so pleased as I love, love, love this section. And it got me thinking, “if I only had to choose 1 or 2 things, what would they be?” I came up with more than 1 or 2 items across [...]
Why don’t businesses talk about sustainability more? I think of it as a core business philosophy for the company I’ve raised. Sustainability and Reinvention to me as part and parcel of a strategy. Yesterday, another “consulting firm” (aka a solo guy with a shingle out) approached me for “collaboration” (code name for work). I asked [...]
I went on vacation a while back and have been processing still on what I learned. Lisbon and London are beautiful. Sintra and Obidos places that truly deserve to be on the list of 1,000 places to see before you die. But the thing I learned. Know what you need and manage for that. I [...]
A friend, Joel West, sent an email on Apple PR…an interesting article on Apple’s PR. The article answers: how does Apple do it? Well Graham has you and every other corporation in the world covered by providing seven easy steps to becoming a PR darling: 1. Make innovative products. 2. Keep it simple. 3. Create [...]
I was just reading Double Digit Growth by Michael Treacy. Yes, during work hours. Call it my version of eating bon-bons. I needed a break. And his book is one of many in my recent pile of acquisitions. Recent being the last 3 months. And I’m so far behind, I’ve actually NOT bought a book [...]