2. People & Leadership Development

8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs

Posted by on June 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

This post is more personal than most. Not because I was in the military, I wasn’t, but because my best friends from early childhood were, and one of them didn’t come home. On October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces killing 299 American and French […]

Can Entrepreneurship be Taught?

Posted by on May 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm

This post is inspired by its namesake, posted by Eleanor Carman on FounderDating. Eleanor asks “Many universities across the U.S. have started offering an entrepreneurship major/minor. The theme I hear from most entrepreneurs is that you really learn as you go. And if these skills can’t be learned, then what is the value of these programs?” […]

How to get more engagement from your team

Posted by on April 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

While reading HBR’s article entitled “What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020”, I found a very good & simple descriptive of knowledge workers, including why we can seem to break the barrier to greater engagement of today’s workforce. It’s not an old problem, it’s just one that many people don’t seem to know how to properly […]

How you’re losing at least $2.5m per year

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Red Flag: Only 12.5% of organizations look at their projects to see if they align with corporate goals. Consequence: 86% of organizations under-deliver on their project portfolio’s value by at least 25%. If you’re spending $10M a year on your project portfolio, this means that a typical organization is losing at least $2.5m per year, and poor prioritization […]

Do your training efforts drive performance?

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 11:25 am

“Do your training efforts drive performance” by Mckinsey & Company’s Insights & Publications newsletter caught my eye because at it’s core there are 3 fundamental problems that company’s aren’t addressing. Quite simply, too often training is taking place as an activity without a true north or quantifiable end in mind. 1) ROI: What’s going to be […]

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