How Agile is Your Company? Read more

How Agile is Your Company?

A successful company in 2013 cannot use the same strategic formula that we used in 1997, or 2004 for that matter. Outside forces, new technologies, and probably more importantly, consumers’ acceptance of innovative technologies have forced companies to be more receptive to change . . . and even, in some circumstances, lead the process of being […]

Sloppy Is As Sloppy Does Read more

Sloppy Is As Sloppy Does

Thanks to a great friend for enlightening me to this article. Here’s my favorite section of the article: “I hire people who care about those details. Applicants who don’t think writing is important are likely to think lots of other (important) things also aren’t important. And I guarantee that even if other companies aren’t issuing […]

Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders Read more

Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders

Another great list from Harvard Business Review! Find a trustworthy mentor Form a leadership development group Volunteer in a civic or service organization Work in or travel to one new country Ask more questions than you answer Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/five_resolutions_for_aspiring.html (Sent from Flipboard) Sent from my keithparnell.com iPad Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

CEOs Need to See Through Walls Read more

CEOs Need to See Through Walls

The key to reforming capitalism lies in creating shared valueby harnessing the power of business to solve social problems. Paradoxically, in these difficult economic times, the business opportunities hidden in our urgent social problems offer the greatest potential for profit and growth most businesses will ever face. But there is a trick to discovering these opportunities: […]

Five Steps to Long Term Growth Read more

Five Steps to Long Term Growth

Step 1. Decide what you are playing for.  Step 2. Get everyone speaking the same language.  Step 3. Imagine your future. Step 4. Align your actions with your intentions. Step 5. Do it! Five Steps to Long-Term Growthhttp://blogs.hbr.org/govindarajan/2011/09/five-steps-long-term-growth.html (Sent from Flipboard) Sent from my keithparnell.com iPad Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

3 Rules for Networking at Work Read more

3 Rules for Networking at Work

We often think of networking as connecting with people outside our organizations. But networking with internal colleagues is just as crucial. Here are three rules of thumb for growing your network inside the office: Build outward, not inward. Don’t waste time deepening connections with people you already know. Get in touch with people in other […]

Passing the Kitchen Table Test Read more

Passing the Kitchen Table Test

Leif Johansson, recently retired CEO of the Volvo Group, has a simple and powerful test to track his progress as a leader. In addition to the usual metrics — return on investment, growth in market share, increases in shareholder value — Johansson uses what he calls the “kitchen table test”: At breakfast with his family on […]