Monday, January 28, 2013

Article of Interest: Recharge Your Business in 2013

Amidst chaos and uncertainty, is it possible to stay focused and set the foundation for a successful year to come?  You bet.  Here are six ways to help you recharge your business in 2013.  It starts with getting your priorities in line.

6 Ways to Recharge Your Business in 2013

Are any recharge ideas missing?  Let us know and we'll add yours to a list in a separate blog post later.

Photo courtesy:  Changed Priorities Ahead

Monday, January 21, 2013

Article of Interest: 10 Conversations That Changed Our World

While running a multimillion-dollar business, are you out to change the world?   Each of us has a desire to make a difference -- whether to improve the lives of others or to cure a dreadful disease.  The trick is:  How do you make it happen?  What sparks the idea to develop a new product, go global or own the online space you operate in and each with the intent to change the world?

We've got clues and they start here.  Read:  10 Conversations That Changed Our World

Illustration credit:  Fast Company

Note (1/21/13):  One other conversation that changed the world: MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Post of Interest: In 2013, Will You Manage or Lead Your Business?

Dr. John P. Kotter, the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School and the Chief Innovation Officer at Kotter International, a firm that helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations, makes a case here on the radical differences between management versus leadership.
In more than four decades of studying businesses and consulting to organizations on how to implement new strategies, I can't tell you how many times I've heard people use the words "leadership" and "management" synonymously, and it drives me crazy every time. 
Find out why Dr. Kotter is driven to madness on this topic:  Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

As always, be sure to read all the reader comments for the optimum level of insights.

Meanwhile, how will you take your organization into the future - by managing or leading? 

Illustration credit:  Kotter International

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Article of Interest: Inspirational Quotes for 2013

Happy 2013! 
I hope it's your best year ever.  Here's my quote to you for the new year:

"May you innovate, disrupt and solve a lot of customer pain points in 2013!" ~ Laurel Delaney, WPO Chicago Chapter Chair.

Try these other motivational quotes on for size - there's twelve in all - because they will inspire you to take amazing action in the new year.

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013