Category Archive: Interview

How to lead without trying?

“If I had to put somebody in to take Roger Smith’s place at General Motors, I would pick Frances Hesselbein…because the basic problem is in turning around a huge bureaucracy, and that is… Continue reading

Three Things Strong Leaders Do

One: Keep it simple: Harry Kraemer explained in a world of complex challenges and opportunities strong leaders keep things simple. He made me think of something I love saying, “Any fool can make… Continue reading

Journey to silence

HARRY M. JANSEN KRAEMER, JR., is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $9 billion global healthcare company with 52,000 team members. He’s a clinical professor of management… Continue reading

Finding Vitality

Jim Collins, author of, “Good to Great,” wrote the foreword to Frances Hesselbein’s  autobiography, “My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way.” From the foreword of, “My Life in… Continue reading

Finding your competitive advantage

“The only sustainable competitive advantage – for individuals and companies – is creativity,” Josh Linkner author of Disciplined Dreaming. Josh believes everyone is born with creativity but it’s beaten out of us by… Continue reading

Leaping before you look

Josh Linkner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Detroit Executive of the Year, and Crain’s 40 under 40 recipient told me, “Mistakes are no big problem. I’ve always been a leap-before-you-look type… Continue reading