Tag: Vision

Buzzword Nonsense

We are on a delightful vacation in Hawaii and there is a corporate retreat also taking place at the hotel. It has all the trappings of the typical boondoggle, with employees and their spouses being plied with ample food and drink. I’ve seen dozens of these, even been on a [...]

How important is a Vision?

Let me say this right from the top: there is no single more important factor to the success of a project than a clear, crisp, shared vision. Period. Now let me tell you why. There is no single more important factor to the success of a project than a clear, [...]

Blue Light Special on Buzz Words

The Kresge Foundation is a great organization. They seek to strengthen other non-profit organizations by helping them to grow and improve their operations. It’s the philanthropic world’s version of the old Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish [...]

Beware the Casual Thought

One of the things I hear so often from leaders I’ve worked with is how quickly a casual comment of theirs got blown out of proportion. It’s almost as if the simple, off-hand remark they made a couple of months ago grew legs and got a life of its own. [...]

Bush on Leadership

Today, George W. Bush, ended his press conference (after the surprise drop-in on Baghdad yesterday) by waxing on leadership: I understand leadership. Leadership requires determination, you gotta be determined to do something in order to be able to lead particularly in difficult circumstances. You gotta have will, you gotta have [...]