What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting

by Jocelyn K. Glei Edwin Land with his concept for polarized headlights. Polaroid co-founder Edwin Land said, “The test of an invention is the power of [the] inventor to push it through in the face of staunch – not opposition, but indifference – in society.” Great ideas and inventions are often shunned or ignored before … Continue reading

How Leaders Develop

Leadership is not an exclusive club reserved for those who were “born with it.” The traits comprising the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. Some people have a more intuitive grasp of how to lead than others. These “natural-born leaders” … Continue reading

No Matter How Busy You Are

 by Jim Rohn No matter how busy you are, make sure to find some time over the next two weeks to reflect, think, give and plan. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the ideal time for this. Try to slow things down. Spend time with the ones you love and care about. Take … Continue reading

Competitive Advantage Through People Development

Are those with fortunes simply fortunate? Do our life circumstances depend more on fate or choice? Are leaders born or made? Harvard economist Michael Porter looked at these questions from the standpoint of national economic performance. Why do German engineers, Swiss chocolatiers, and Japanese electronics manufacturers enjoy a competitive advantage over the rest of the … Continue reading

Creating Enduring Greatness

Stephanie  Smith Jim Collins, who wrote such best-sellers as Built to Last, Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall, says his own company is not built to endure. Collins, 52, has devoted years to studying enduring great companies, discerning why some succeed wildly while competitors with even better products or ideas plod along or … Continue reading