Confining Faith to Compartments

Nov 26, 2017 | ocblog

Compartments can be useful. We have –glove compartments” in our vehicles, even though hardly anyone uses them for gloves - instead, we keep flashlights, maps, repair receipts and other things there. Toolboxes and craft cases have compartments to keep things separated for easy access...

It seems the typical consumer holds a high level of skepticism toward advertising. According to the results of a study published on a marketing website, more than three in every four consumers - over 75 percent - believe most of the claims made in advertisements, regardless of the...

In my book, Unconventional Business, I identify five steps towards developing a healthy, ethical culture within a company or organization. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the leader. 1. Assess the strength...

Statistically only one out of every 35 partnerships is successful; all the rest fail. So based on this dismal record, it would be wise to avoid entering into partnerships. The question is, why do partnerships fail so often? I think there is a simple reason: Because the right questions...

Empowering Employees to Thrive

Oct 23, 2017 | ocblog

Max De Pree, an American businessman and writer, has written several thought-provoking books drawing from his experiences and observations in the workplace. One statement I have found especially interesting is: ?Leaders owe people space, space in the sense of freedom. Freedom in the...

Marks of a Great Leader

Oct 16, 2017 | ocblog

I seem to be an information packrat. I collect articles, columns and various notes, and hang onto them for years for future reference, not knowing when or how I might use them. Recently I came across a column from 2005 that appeared in the respected business journal, Forbes. Entitled...


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