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Do you Want to Be a Great Leader or a Good Leader?

Maybe you need to be both!  
Maybe “great” and “good” are not points along a common scale but are actually very different aspects of leadership.  The chart below puts forth a view of leadership that is a bit different from traditional that I believe gives interesting insights for navigating the challenges and paradoxes of being the best leader one can be.…

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Bought a Business – Post Purchase Integration

Post-Purchase Integration Plans: a How To for Buyers

Wording by Emily Morris

 

The numbers are staggering.  In his recent book, The Exit Strategy Handbook, Jerry Mills, founder of B2B CFO®, the nation’s largest CFO consulting firm, outlined the potential impact of the wave of businesses that will most likely become available for sale as Baby Boomers plan for retirement.…

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Is it REALLY better to give than receive?

Well, actually YES – at least it’s better to give than take or match….

I just listened to Adam Grant’s book Give and Take on CD.  Mr. Grant looks at people on a continuum of Giving (people who are generous and giving) to Matchers (people who give with the anticipation that the gift will be reciprocated) and Takers (who are more looking out for #1) and found that in the long run Givers were at the top of various success measures AND also at the bottom. …

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Being Busy and the Meaning of Life

I’ve just started reading Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl .  For those who don’t know, the book is written by an Auschwitz survivor – about the source of his strength to survive.   He surmised that many who died around him in that horrific circumstance  did so less from lack of food or medicine than from lack of hope, lack of something to live for, having a meaning or a “WHY?” for their life.…

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Ford expected to outpace industry with September sales up 6 percent

Despite an anticipated decline in U.S. auto sales in September, Ford Motor Co. appears to have fared quite well.

The Dearborn-based automaker Tuesday reported sales totaled 185,146 vehicles last month, delivering its best September since 2006 with a 6 percent increase in the U.S., outpacing the industry and marking Ford’s 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.…

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