Brian Fetherstonhaugh: “The Long View”

Brian Fetherstonhaugh: “The Long View” Required Reading

Over the weekend, I have read a very interesting book – “The Long View” by Brian Fetherstonhaugh. Brian Fetherstonhaugh is the Chairman & CEO of OgilvyOne, but the book is not about marketing. It is a thoughtful but clear feedback on his personal career experiences, supported by “business cases” from the careers of other successful […]

Leaders’ Digest One-Page Essentials: A Corporate Primer

Leaders’ Digest One-Page Essentials: A Corporate Primer Corporate Sharks

This is an old classic dating back to late 18th century. The author, Voltaire Cousteau, is allegedly related to both Francois Voltaire and Jacques Cousteau. The text was translated and turned into a dinner talk in late 1970ies by a French scientist working in the US. Perhaps the guy moved from science to management and realized that quite a […]

Why Do We Call Them ‘Leaders’?

Why Do We Call Them ‘Leaders’? Leaders HBR

Interesting article in HBR, and by a respected author. I would argue though that the problem does not exist. Or should not. But why do we call them ‘leaders’ in the first place? We do not have to. Nothing’s wrong with ‘managers’ or ‘administrators.’ This is just another case of semantic escalation albeit widespread and severe. […]

Make Every Minute of Your Life Count Towards Your Goal

Make Every Minute of Your Life Count Towards Your Goal My Goal

If you want to be efficient, you must work towards your goal – always. Even if you are chatting with a colleague about last weekend’s BBQ, you should have a goal. Perhaps your goal is to have a short break before you get back to work. But you must be consciously aware of this intermediate goal […]

What Makes Life Worthwhile? Good People Made Better

What Makes Life Worthwhile? Good People Made Better What Makes Life Worthwhile

Once in a while you get news that makes your life worthwhile. Last week a colleague sent me a text with the phone number of a former client: “He wants to speak with you.” I called the new mobile number right away and learned that Vlad has been promoted to the top position at an […]