Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kraft CEO decision reflects a "There are no small parts, only small actors" perspective

“Share your success and help others succeed. Give everyone a chance to have a piece of the pie. If the pie’s not big enough, make a bigger pie.” – Dave Thomas I have always liked the above admonishment by Wendy’s Founder Dave Thomas because it reflects a selfless, humble style of leadership that was for […]

How Women Sabotage Their Careers

Many successful women have devoted their time, energy, and talents to climbing the corporate ladder, only to find themselves shelved–left stranded on a career plateau that’s both frustrating and perplexing. In the past, many of these women attributed this leveling of their career to the lack of support from senior male managers for women in […]

How do you get people to follow you?

“Lieutenant . . . you’ll know you’re a good leader when people follow you if only out of curiosity!” A Sergeant’s comment about leadership to then Lieutenant Colin Powell When Colin Powell was asked about the key characteristics of effective leadership, he shared the above comment that one of his sergeants at Fort Benning made […]

Life is no longer sweet in the executive suite and its impact on your career (Part 2 of 2)

Nido Qubein, who wrote my introduction to Customize Your Career, SAID:  “If you want to have success and significance—in business and in life—choose to be a person of value” . . . Nido equates value with personal power. The first and most important thing to remember when it comes to being remarkable is that it […]

Life is no longer sweet in the executive suite and its impact on your career (Part 1 of 2)

“At the other end of the spectrum is Fabrizio Freda, who runs Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL). The company set a record for both profits and revenue last year. Shares are up 100% in just two years. Still, nothing would keep the Lauder family from dismissing Freda — should they choose to — despite those successes.” […]