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Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning

What the article says: “The world is moving fast and it’s only getting faster. So much technology. So much information. So much to understand, to think about, to react to. … So we try to speed up to match the pace of the action around us. We stay up until 3 am trying to answer allContinue Reading

Humane capitalism and societal value creation

What the article says: ” The failure of free-market economic models in creating social equity, thereby perpetuating islands of affluence amidst a sea of deprivation, is the root cause of the growing public anger on the global corporate community. … It is in the enlightened self-interest of business to forge economic growth models that createContinue Reading

The Great Repeatable Leader

What the article says: “Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain’s famous naval leader, owed his enviable record of victories to the ability of his officers to make synchronized decisions in the heat of battle without communicating directly,” writes Chris Zook. “These commanders, personally trained by Nelson, he called his “band of brothers” and they took the rightContinue Reading

Profiting from the Golden Rule

What the article says: “Reputation is earned through the simple, age-old concept of the Golden Rule: treat others as you yourself would want to be treated,” says Fred Reichheld. “Each time you live up to the Golden Rule, your reputation is enhanced; each time you fail, it is diminished. And the mathematics of long-term financial successContinue Reading

Doing the right thing and self-interest

How to overcome short-termism: align doing the right thing with self-interest. Now there’s a challenge, which the authors handle with ease. Read the article here: Doing the Right Thing and Self-Interest – Alfred RappaportContinue Reading

Leadership and executive pay

Bill Jesse from The Wine Group argues that executive compensation has to be redesigned, in order to foster a shift to wealth creation and away from wealth redistribution.  The Wine Group supports long term value creation by both measuring success over an appropriately long term and linking that payment to the performance of your successors. AmongContinue Reading

Do what you enjoy, be an extraordinary leader

Focusing on our strengths can never be underestimated in the quest for greatness in leadership. Scott Edinger highlights 3 principles: Developing strengths requires a different approach than fixing weaknesses It works because it follows your interests Don’t worry about too much of a good thing Read the article here: Become an Extraordinary Leader – Scott EdingerContinue Reading

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