The Virgin Way – Insights Into Richard Branson’s BRAVE Leadership

While Richard Branson’s new book, “The Virgin Way” is “about listening, learning, laughing and leading”, applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book’s ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights.

Pause To Accelerate a la Chris Christie

Pausing to accelerate is one of the core drivers of successful executive onboarding. It’s often the difference between a successful and less successful outcome in almost any business, societal or personal endeavor.

Lessons For First-Time CEOs From Medifast’s Mike MacDonald

Three core premises are applicable to first-time leaders, to first-time CEOs, and to everyone going into new leadership roles.

High-End Selling: Be BRAVE or Be Gone

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You must be BRAVE to sell at the high-end. Behaviors, relationships, attitude, values and the environment make all the difference.

Whether You Go With Aetna, Allstate, AIG Or Another, Avoid The Four Big Insurance Traps

it’s important to insure against what you cannot afford to have happen and a waste of money, time and effort to insure against anything more.

Why Walmart Had To Fire U.S. Head Bill Simon

when you’re onboarding into particularly complex situations, choose the right approach, deliver the results, and neutralize the detractors

Moses Was Wrong. Avoid Sprawl. Infill Cities (And Teams).

Social and work communities thrive in close proximity. Fight urban or corporate sprawl with infilling.

Rebranding? Be Like Blue Ribbon Sports (Nike)

A BRAVE approach to rebranding can make all the difference – like it did when Blue Ribbon Sports became Nike.

Learn From ConAgra’s Forecasting Debacle. Switch To Range Forecasting.

range forecasts with explanations give you more and better information than do single-point forecasts

What Bob McDonald Must Do In His First 100-Days As CEO To Shock The Veterans Administration

McDonald must build a team to help him tear apart and rebuild three critical processes in his first 100-days