The One Question to help Leaders Focus on Strategy-Lesson from Intel

When you think of Intel, you most likely think of the its dominance in the microprocessor industry. Most of us have forgotten how Intel broke into the market depending primarily on the production of its memory chips. This shift in product strategy altered the brand, making Intel a household name. What was the one question that helps leaders focus on strategy?

Monday Motivation: Think like an Owner, not a Victim

Every day, you have a decision to make: will I be a victim of what happens to me or will I be an owner. A victim mindset sees everything that happens to them as a out of their control. The owner mindset realizes they are in control of everything:how they feel, how they react and … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Think like an Owner, not a Victim

Go Faster, Get Over, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!

No, the picture is not of me, but it could be.  I am not known for my patience in any capacity, most notably on the road.  Being the driver I am, I blow a gasket when I get behind an idiot driver who is in the center lane, not going the speed limit or even … Continue reading Go Faster, Get Over, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!

What Leaders Can Learn from The Costa Concordia Tragedy

The Costa Concordia was Europe's largest-ever cruise ship when it launched in 2006, however, not a lot is being said about that now with the ship being on the rocks.  Considering the age with high tech GPS and mapping systems,it is pretty hard to believe something like this could happen.  Furthermore, it is more than … Continue reading What Leaders Can Learn from The Costa Concordia Tragedy

The New KISS: Keep in Simple Strategy

Yes, I was one of those kids.  Actually, I don't think I've graduated from the sarcastic approach to live in the least.  I was one of those that would do something similar to the picture on the left.  Why do they make things so complicated?  I remember getting in trouble in my pre-algebra class for … Continue reading The New KISS: Keep in Simple Strategy

Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

In the previous draft Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake, we spoke about the importance of broadening your recruiting strategy.  Today, we are going to talk about developing a recruiting strategy, or as I would prefer to title it, "How Not to Kill Your Recruiter and the Recruiting Strategy".  (Decided that one wouldn't … Continue reading Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Ah, the last of the trilogy.  In movie series, this is where I want the author to so desperately put everything together for me.  Well, I won’t make any promises here, but let’s get to it anyway. My final H in the list of follow up fowl ups that chap my hide is quite simply, … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

In “Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up Part I”, we talked about the importance of knowing when to and when not to email as a follow up action.  This time, we are going to talk about another tactic commonly used today.  The “Generic Thank You Letter.” Nothing says love like the generic thank you letter.  I love … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake

You have to admit, this would suck.  Thinking you’re about to catch a fish only to find out you’re the prey.  Believe it or not, this happens a lot in talent acquisition.  Your goal is to find the right people to augment your group, only to find that you have just brought on board the … Continue reading Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1

Sure, you haven’t done it before have you?  You’ve never set up an appointment with a colleague, client, or prospect and used the abbreviation F/U on it.  Well, I guess I am the only one who will be honest here and I will tell you, I have done it more times than I care to … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1