Do Leaders Come from Nature or Nurture?

5 Steps to Grow Your Leadership Skills, Even If You Are Not A “Born Leader” I have frequent debates with friends as to whether leaders are born or made. Leadership evokes images of people with great charisma, great vision and the capability to inspire others to take...

Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model

The question in today’s economy is how to define and demonstrate the value creation potential of a corporate function and move beyond the cost center model. Despite numerous articles on leaning out corporate processes, none provided me a road map of how to translate...

[Part 3] The Power of One: Drive Your Execution

The Power of One Achieving the alignment that leads to enterprise value With a strategy in place, the leadership team can now begin confidently to execute the strategy. In Good to Great, Collins notes that great companies that execute well have disciplined people,...