“The cowards never started, the weak died on the way, and only the strong survived.” The Pioneer’s Creed
Robert Thompson, author of The Offsite and founder of Applied Performance, a leadership and personal communications services company, shares with us his insights regarding: the five principles of the Leadership Challenge, the differences between management and leadership, whether leaders are born or developed, and the four questions executives and managers should ask of themselves to further develop their leadership abilities.
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Author, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Experience is almost universally valued. Those possessing it are viewed as being superior; able to perform tasks with more practiced efficiency and more easily recognizing and responding to challenges that would otherwise inhibit forward progress. The question, therefore, is this: “For a given position, will one’s experience-based effectiveness grow without limit?”
“A team has a certain potential. Nevertheless, simply being a team – a group of individuals wearing the same uniform or working at the same company – means little when it comes to realizing its potential. Here’s the question to be asked: ‘We are many, but are we much?’ The role of the leader is […]
StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 19, Validate the Extremes, examines why and under what circumstances models generate less than accurate results, provides an example illustrating the kind of model output which could lead decision-makers to take inappropriate action, and recommends questions analysts should ask to prevent being misled by erroneous model output.
StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 18 identifies why a diverse set of models should be employed during performance of a strategic analysis, describes the steps used to select the appropriate models for an evaluation, and explores the risks of using models and what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support the evaluation.
“In business and in life, we are often faced with the choice of doing that which is right or that which is expedient. For the achiever, the choice is clear; for the road to greatness is never easy.” StrategyDriven Contributors
It is the privilege of professional executives and managers to lead the men and women of their organizations toward the achievement of its mission goals. As such, these leaders are responsible for acting with the utmost integrity; leading in both a moral and ethical manner. Doing so promotes trust, accountability, and group cohesion; forming the foundation of high team effectiveness.