Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership in a Family Business

By | October 8, 2013

[October 8, 2013]  Yesterday I was fortunate enough to visit the corporate offices and museum of Hillerich & Bradsby Company who make the Louisville Slugger1 baseball bat in Louisville, Kentucky.  For the baseball enthusiasts out there, you can understand the thrill of visiting here.  But this is really a story about a family that through determination, hard work,… Read More »

Profile: George Washington

By | October 6, 2013

[October 6, 2013]  George Washington came forward as the most significant leader in the founding of the United States of America and became known as the Father of the Country.  To select George Washington as an important senior leader for this profile was important.  I wanted to select Abraham Lincoln originally but eventually decided to go with Washington… Read More »

Core Values: Marriott Hotels

By | October 1, 2013

[October 1, 2013]  Senior executive leadership displays itself in many ways.  And so does success.  Today I’m using the Marriott hotel chain to discuss senior leadership values (see disclaimer below). I do have considerable user-level experience with a variety of hotels across the world as part of my job. On average, I spend 100 days in hotels annually. … Read More »

Repost: The Purpose of Divisiveness

By | September 30, 2013

[September 30, 2013]  For some reason the “Purpose of Divisiveness” post from 26 September does not work.  Here it is reposted. Yesterday I was listening to the news on the radio while driving.  I don’t remember the specific channel or who was talking but I do remember the news reporter replaying comments from a U.S. Representative (purposefully unnamed).  Our… Read More »

Characteristic #15: Leading Transitions (Part 1)

By | September 30, 2013

[September 30, 2013]  Organizational “transitions” are those events when an organization takes risk to change its processes.  Transitions involve major changes to the organization. Organizational transitions are either internally or externally driven, require significant resources and planning to surmount, and put the organization at some level of danger of failure.  Some organizations are in a near constant state… Read More »