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The Leader, The Caretaker, The Counselor

I have long been a huge fan of Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I highly recommend reading it at work and more importantly, seeking executive sponsorship to read it as a group and discuss how it’s teachings can be incorporated into your own organization. The message of the book is to be accountable and have enough trust in your business relationships that you can get in each other’s face about the quality of your deliverables. Like any good book, it gets referenced a lot and I was recently thinking about Leadership versus Management. There is a […]

The Private Beta – a lesson in innovation and research

Recently I was taking notice of more and more private betas which was really making me frustrated because if you are curious about a new product or service, you want to be allowed to try it. In short, the effect that most companies are going for I get and understand.  By virtue of being a curious person, If I can’t even poke under the covers then I become genuinely upset and. . . even more curious. As I was getting ready to write this entry, I did a quick tap on the Internet to see if anyone was talking about […]

The little book. . . . with a big message.

Seth Godin’s latest little morsel of published info comes in the form of an 80 page book.  It’s a breath of fresh air:  The Dip, A Little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick).  His basic message, in a new world order, i.e. post-internet, niche-markets are the norm.  Identify what your niche is, and own it.  If you aren’t going to be first, go home!  The rewards are there for those who want to do what it takes to be No. 1.  Those that are second and third very quickly blur into the masses that represent […]