When the leadership in an organization is determined to win at all costs, no one wins. Not really. Perhaps, it is more accurate to say, no one wins in the long run. In the short run, you can. Win this way, that is. No where was this point driven home more to me than when […]
Month: June 2008
Big Brown’s Belmont Bust or Breakout?
You might not believe this: I once seriously considered going into the racehorse business. So much so that while other young women received gift certificates or jewelry to mark the rite of passage known as high-school graduation, my parents gave me a trip to the Kentucky Derby. Sitting in a private box right on the […]
Cha-Ching: I Ching and Money
One of my absolute favorite quotes comes from the I Ching, the ancient Chinese book of wisdom. It is: “Nothing changes except the fact that everything changes.” It is poetically accurate. As leaders, one of our most important jobs is to recognize and interpret the cycles of change. The I Ching was a tool emperors […]
Clark Gable: Leadership Moxie
I recently read the biography of iconic film star Clark Gable. It was a good start to the summer reading fest, and I thought it would be a break from my typical list of biz books. In fact, though, Gable reminded me of the basic principles leaders follow. For example, there were a couple of […]