How To Turn Seasonality Into A Competitive Advantage

You probably can’t change the underlying seasonality of demand. But you can choose whether to ignore, mitigate or leverage it.

The Root Cause Of Every Merger’s Success Or Failure: Culture

The game is won or lost on the field of cultural integration.

Why The Real Winners In The GE Succession Race Were Boeing’s Stockholders

Understand the likely impact of a steady-state manager, dead hero or long-term leader.

Why Onboarding New Funding Is Like Onboarding New People

onboard new funding (and new people) in ways that strengthen your culture

What Robert Gibbs Must Do In Onboarding Into McDonald’s

get a head start, manage the message, build the team

Transitions At The Top – See The Gaping Hole?

The new book “Transitions at the Top” is powerfully valuable – but dangerously incomplete.

The Secret of Happiness Revealed by Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and exercising more to maintain your health.

Know When To Walk Away

Don’t waste your time on problems or people you can’t help

Disney’s Best Ever Example Of Motivating Employees

The best examples of things that motivate others over the short-term almost always involve surprise and delight

The Only Three True Interview Questions For Potential Board Directors

board interviews are all about matching candidates’ strengths, motivation and fit with board needs.