Category: Management 101

The Power of Ethos

In an article I wrote a while ago, namely “The 7 Forces driving an Organization”, I mentioned ethos being one of them.  It is not only the first force one should take into account,...

Thinking Outside The Box

Much has been said about the need to be creative and innovative.  The fields of application in business range from new products and services (product innovation), to new ways of doing things within the...

An Ode to the Principal

I was driving to an appointment with a good friend of mine who used to be a principal.  I was also contemplating asking him to do a presentation at a conference on leadership, culture,...

Beware of Cost Cutters

About a week ago I heard a friend of mine had been fired as MD of a winery.  In addition, the marketing budget of the winery had been cut severely.  All of this on...

Empowerment is not for Sissies

A while ago I published an article on whether one could empower your employees.  The point I made was that it was essential to first create an environment within which your employees would feel...