Tag: leadership

“Am I Paranoid?” Client Seeking Advice

“Am I Paranoid?” Client Seeking Advice Who Is Your Boss?

What would be your advice to this client? This story sounds like a job-interview business case – but it is not. My client Alex (not his real name) is asking me for advice. He thinks that his boss, a senior manager in their company, has lied about his background and experience. Connecting on LinkedIn, Alex […]

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 the 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 the late 1970s by a French scientist working in the US. Perhaps the guy moved from science to management […]

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 […]