JULY 2011

Featured Article...

WHAT MAKES A GREAT COMPANY

By Peter Berner, President of Pilot Workplace Advisors, Inc.


#Most people address the "Great Company" question from one of two distinct positions, depending on which side of the executive suite you sit on. Owners and Senior Executives usually hear it as an external question: "Are the indicators of performance great?" Most others hear the question internally: "Is this a great place to work"?

So "great" to the shareholder, passive investor, CEO or Senior Executive is often weighted towards a sense of external accomplishment and measurable results. Other managers and individual contributors often see results as secondary to their sense of adding value, sharing in a purpose, being respected, and personal fulfillment, which they would see as key to a "great company". No matter how brilliant the market strategy and flawless the intended execution, these two perspectives often work against each other and destroy the ability to be great.

A Great Company will harmonize these two seemingly opposing perspectives. It can do so by recognizing that the perspectives are not that different after all. In fact they have the same root cause.

Self-interest...

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Blog Article...

WHY SMART LEADERS MAKE BAD DECISIONS

Written by Heather Caliendo, 360 Feedback: A Leadership Blog


# Good judgment will produce good decision making. Sounds fairly simple, right?

So, how come smart leaders make bad decisions?

All of us are required to make decisions every day - some decisions are just small and harmless, others are more important, and could change the direction of someone’s life.

Leaders, in particular, are called on to make intelligent decisions in spite of the complexity of some situations. Their direct reports look to them to make the decisions and if the leader makes a bad choice, the credibility of that leader could be jeopardized.

However, the reasoning behind how and why people make bad decisions can actually get a bit complex.

There’s even a specialty dedicated to this phenomenon called decision neuroscience, which investigates the principles of brain organization that underline executive control, reasoning, and decision making...

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