Leading a Multibillion Dollar Company

Harry Kraemer served as chairman and CEO of Baxter International, a multibillion-dollar company, for six years. What follows is a sampling of principles that guided him. ********** Harry Kraemer says in his book,… 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

The Problem with Problems

The pressures and problems you face mistakenly give you permission to have priority over others. Pressures don’t change the principle that leaders serve others. Pressures and problems don’t justify me-first leadership. Warning: Pessimism… Continue reading

Let the empty heads lead

If knowledge is power, then those who don’t know don’t have power. Margaret Herrman said, “Power is the ability to change things.” Therefore, those who don’t have power can’t change things. The bitter… Continue reading

Freedom to Decide

He asked her to marry him but she couldn’t give him an answer. She loved him. She wasn’t a decision maker. Finally, he reiterated his love and desire for marriage but told her… Continue reading