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Can Weak People be Strong Leaders?

Is a strong personality or physique necessary to be a strong leader? Can someone deficient in many typical leadership traits actually generate a strong following? Well let’s think about the different types of leaders that currently exist, and analyse their…

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Stakeholder Focus

A few days ago, I read an article about Southwest Airlines where the author claimed that the company’s values were to put employees first, customers second, and shareholders third. Wouldn’t it be great if making business decisions was this simple?…

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Becoming an Approachable Manager

The worst assumption that managers can make about their area of responsibility is that they know everything that is going on in the department. In reality, they only know what their people want them to know or think they need…

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Financial Incentives Can Hurt Performance

Now do I have your attention? I’ve written on the subject of motivation and incentives in the past, but recently have come across some additional information and research that continues to challenge conventional business wisdom as it relates to use…

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3 Key Jack Welch Management Theories

Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric is known as a modern day inventor of corporate entrepreneurship, effective management and a staunch fighter of bureaucracy. Despite the fact that GE was a huge company, Welch ran it as if…

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The Manager

Are you an effective leader? What is your management style? Many people mistake management for leadership. Let’s be clear management involves creating effective control that focuses on accomplishing tasks involved in a business While leadership involves giving guidance and motivation…

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Training in Project Management and Leadership

Project managers must face a variety of challenges in their day to day work. Project uncertainty is a given, but training in project management can help project managers better face and overcome these difficulties. Training in project management and leadership…

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