Envisioning Opportunities – A “Keystone” Skill

Envisioning Opportunities

The skill set of a good leader must be both wide and deep. Some skills are innate, and others are learned and developed. Remember television’s popular boss, Michael Scott? His skill set was thin and shallow. As much as we loved him, he would have scored pond scum low on any leadership competency test. On […]


Improve Performance Through Ownership

Giving your employees plenty of discretion in solving problems will make them feel more ownership in the business.

What is an employee? In the days when people were bound to a company or a household for life, an employee was part of a family. Now that jobs have become more transitory, employment has become riskier, it becomes harder for employees to feel part of a fabric. Employment has become “a contract where work […]


The Importance of Defining Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

In many businesses, it’s difficult to define individual roles and responsibilities. Many employees wear several different hats, completing jobs outside the initial range of their job description. Unfortunately, this can lead to a great deal of confusion within the company. Clearly defining roles and responsibilities, on the other hand, can have a positive impact on […]


Book Review: The Right Kind of Crazy


Adam Steltzner, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, led the team that landed the Curiosity on Mars in 2012. Curiosity is a 2,000 pound, $2.5 billion, car-sized robotic rover that is exploring Gale Crater as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission. Landing the rover on Mars required ten years of effort and thousands […]


Leadership Style of Jen-Hsun Huang: Failing Forward

By nvidia.corporation (Jen-Hsun Huang Headshot) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jen-Hsun Huang is one of the most interesting CEOs of today. His leadership style is often overlooked in favor of more public CEOs such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Tony Hsieh (Zappos). Huang’s leadership style is about personal authenticity and intellectual honesty. He does not embrace the traditional model of “acting like a CEO”. He […]