The most important word in business strategy. It's important to decide what to do. However, equally important is also deciding what not to do.

The Most Important Word in Business Strategy

Many people believe that the most important thing in strategic planning is deciding what to do; which opportunity to select out all those you’ve identified; which market segments and customers to target out of your total available market. Indeed, these are important decisions that must be made. However, to me, equally important, if not more, […]

Live, Love, Laugh, Leave a Legacy. Dr. Stephen Covey changed my life. He made me think about what’s truly important in my life.

Live, Love, Laugh, Leave a Legacy

On July 16, 2012, Dr. Stephen Covey passed away. His legacy will have a lasting impact. For me personally his influence is very significant. He changed my life.   I was fortunate to be introduced to his bestselling book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People“. I also took the associated workshop. Furthermore, I had the privilege […]

The circle of trust. I firmly believe that trust is the foundation of any good relationship, effective leadership, and successful companies.

The Circle of Trust

I firmly believe that trust is the foundation of any good relationship, effective leadership, and successful companies. When trust is present it allows people to simply do their jobs, with confidence. It increases their commitment and loyalty, and reduces their levels of stress and tension. In addition, it creates an environment where cooperation is possible, […]

Leading through uncertainty. 5 lessons on leading an organization, and retaining your key people, through times of uncertainty and adversity.

5 Lessons on Leading through Uncertainty

Leading a company, or any organization, through times of uncertainty and adversity is a challenging task to say the least. One of the main challenges in such times is retaining your key people. Typically, good people are in always in demand. It’s hard enough to retain them in good times. It becomes much harder once […]

4 other benefits of networking. There are great benefits to meeting and networking with people who are outside our usual circles.

4 Other Benefits of Networking

Most people are familiar with the benefits of networking when applied towards a specific objective. For example, in a job search, raising money, or for career development. In addition, with the vast adoption of Facebook and Twitter, people are also using virtual networking for social purposes. However, I believe that there are even greater benefits to […]

e-mail as a symptom. E-mail flooding is caused by several issues that can be divided into 3 categories: organizational, leadership, and corporate culture.

E-mail as a Symptom

Almost all of us receive far too many e-mails on a regular basis. Some people believe that this is a problem that is here to stay. Same as other phenomena of the 21st century, including information overload, shorter attention span, and endless technology generated distractions. They view this as one of those force majeure that […]

I believe that the most important leadership skill is recruiting. In other words, selecting the right people and putting them in the right positions.

The Most Important Leadership Skill

I believe that the most important leadership skill is recruiting. In other words, selecting the right people and putting them in the right positions. What Jim Collins called: “Putting the right people on the bus”. In my humble opinion, this is by far the biggest contributor to the overall performance and success of your organization. Each […]

The great motivator. Daniel Pink writes that motivation is driven by three elements: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. A shared purpose is a strong motivator.

The Great Motivator

It’s common knowledge that people with high motivation tend to perform better than those with less motivation. Moreover, leaders have always looked for ways to motivate their people and create a high level of commitment. This is true in all organizations, including businesses, sports, government, non-profits, schools, and more. In the workplace, I personally find […]

How to recruit talent for a turnaround mission. Some useful tips on how you can recruit talent for rebuilding your company.

How to Recruit Talent for a Turnaround Mission

When you’re a hot and promising start-up company, or an industry leader, a successful and known brand, such as Apple, Google, or Amazon, it’s relatively easy to attract and recruit top talent. But what if you’re a company that has been having some bad years, and is now trying to initiate a turnaround? How can […]