The Latest in Corporate Bailouts – Women

When I left corporate life, the glass in the ceiling suppressing the advancement of women to the C-suite was beginning to show cracks. That was two decades ago. Today, there’s a venerable list of female executives who have shattered that glass and gone on to illustrious careers as successful CEOs. One might think the likes […] Read moreRead More»

A Boomer’s Advice to Marketers

In June I turned 67 years old. Half a century has passed since I was in high school; it feels like a decade ago. In my mind the images of the ‘60s remain vivid – the assassination of a President, a man walking on the moon, a war in southeast Asia, the civil rights movement, a […] Read moreRead More»

The Mentoring Paradox: It’s Not About You…It’s About the Team

To most of us, mentors are people of experience and knowledge who help the less experienced advance their careers and education. There are plenty of well-known examples throughout history; Aristotle mentored Alexander the Great, Martin Scorsese mentored Ron Howard, and Freddy Laker mentored Richard Branson. Early in my business career, I had had the privilege […] Read moreRead More»

Stop Just “Minding the Store” and Engage Strategic Leadership

Management guru Peter Drucker was the first to express the difference between doing things right and doing right things. Naturally, corporate boards and CEOs want their companies to do things right. That’s the proof of a well-managed organization. According to Drucker, doing things right is management; doing right things is leadership. Put another way, doing […] Read moreRead More»

The World of the 21st Century CEO by John Bell

Yesterday I identified the successful 21st century CEO as someone who is constantly thinking about the future.  History has shown us that the best performers were those who made the right strategic moves to create a future in which their company would enjoy significant competitive advantage. Their strong sense of vision and belief in proactivity […] Read moreRead More»

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