The following sayings might not be as full of as much character compared to some of the more colorful southern expressions, but they are great lines to shape your business practices around.
Some leadership advice is obvious. Some of it is stuff you learned in kindergarten (please, thank you). But every so often, you’ll encounter some real–and relevant–pearls of wisdom.
When you lead a company, as opposed to just running it, one of your key responsibilities is managing the mindset of the organization.
The fearless leader fallacy harkens back to the “great man” theory of leadership, which portrayed effective leaders as those who charge fearlessly into the melee to save the day.
There are certain central truths of leadership that remain timeless. Yet, conventional wisdom doesn’t always carry forward to modern times.
When to change a company’s core products or business model because of impending industry disruption—may be the hardest decision a leader faces.
Great companies understand that joy is the highest form of productivity and that profit is just a bonus byproduct.
“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, The Predators Among Us.
Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson has spent his entire career pushing the envelope.
He is widely regarded as one of the most successful industrial leaders of the modern age, having increased the value of GE by some 4000% to several hundred billion during his tenure.