In the 1960s, while consulting for a British factory, Elliott Jaques had a controversial insight: Employees at different levels of the company had different time horizons.  Line workers focused on tasks that could be completed in a single shift; managers devoted their energies to tasks requiring six months or more to complete; Senior leaders and… Continue reading As Leaders, We Each Have a Time Horizon We are Comfortable with…

It doesn’t matter how incredible your ideas are if nobody pays attention. It doesn’t matter how great your business if you can’t capture the attention and interest of customers, employees, investors and suppliers. There are 7 triggers of fascination. Power – Take command of the environment Pasion – Attract with emotion, irrational, irresistible charm Mystique… Continue reading The 7 Triggers of Fascination

This video is about a strategy for focussing your life’s energy and resources into fewer but more strategic projects. (I tell a story that I have never told in class). How do you ensure that you are dedicating your efforts to what is really important in life, and not diluting your efforts, resources amongst hundreds… Continue reading Fully Committed: Success comes from Putting 20x More behind your Opportunities

“If someone followed your life and took 24 hours of film of everything you do for a day and they edited that into a one-hour documentary… the editor could decide to make you look like the worst villain ever or the greatest hero ever… it depends on which parts of your day he puts into… Continue reading Finding Balance between Ambition and Peace of Mind, External vs Internal Success

This is a guest post by Inna Alexeeva, CEO of PR Partner, an IESE Global Executive MBA graduate and an expert in helping leaders work effectively with the press.  Here she shares some tips for leaders in preparing for media interviews. How to speak with the Media Giving an interview to media is stressful for most people.… Continue reading 6 Media tips for Managers from the CEO of PR Partner, Inna Alexeeva

Billionaire Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater, one of the world’s largest and best-performing hedge funds.  Recently, Ray published his lessons in his book, Principles. Here’s the opening paragraph of Ray Dalio’s book… “Before I begin telling you what I think, I want to establish that I am a “dumb shit” who doesn’t know… Continue reading The 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Succeed, by Billionaire Ray Dalio