By now, you have likely read — or at least heard about — “Fortune”
magazine’s new list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders.”
Let me cut to the chase; the reason the list is receiving so much
discussion…and heat…is because singer Taylor Swift is ranked as the #6
leader in the world.
While there are other interesting choices — LeBron James and Jimmy Fallon
come to mind — placing Swift above, for example, the CEO of General Motors
or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States has
been derided by almost every serious commentator on the subject of
Here are two points I’d suggest are important for all of us to remember in
our roles as leaders:
1) As I started saying many years ago, “ALL Business is Show Business.”
(By the way…I am working on a complete revision and rewrite of that title
right now! I’ll be releasing it as a new edition in the ... (more)
You may know that the subtitle of my book, “Create Distinction” is
“What To Do When ‘Great’ Isn’t Good Enough To Grow Your Business.”
Much of my approach was based on the fact that ten of the eleven companies
cited as “great” in the classic business bestseller, “Good to Great”
can no longer be considered as […]
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I was sitting in my local Starbucks, staring at my laptop wondering how to
begin this blog. Then, as I looked around me, I noticed my fellow customers
– students studying, Moms taking a little break, professionals such as
myself getting a little work done outside the office on a wireless high-speed
Internet connection and couples on their way to or from a day of golf – and
it struck me.
Right now, I am a customer at a coffee shop. So, I came here to get a cup of
coffee, right? Well, yes and no. I certainly have the coffee I purchased
sitting next to me – however,... (more)
I was in Manhattan a few weeks ago, just finished with a speech and took a
moment to check out what was going on with the people I follow on Twitter.
You should know that one of the “gods” of Twitter is Chris Brogan.
(@ChrisBrogan in Twitter-speak) It seems like there is a three-step process
to getting started on Twitter…1) sign up; and 2) & 3) follow Chris Brogan
and Guy Kawasaki.
Because Chris had reviewed “Collapse of Distinction,” he and I have
shared a dialogue. He’s interesting, smart, funny, and profound. In other
words, an extraordinarily cool guy. I noticed that he was h... (more)
Let’s make a little wager…
I’ll bet you just about anything that I know your competition better than
“How much?” you ask. Well, how much do you have?
Let me immediately apologize for the arrogant nature of the question.
However, I still feel confident that I’ll win the bet. Not because I’m
smarter, have researched more, or have some innate psychic abilities.
It’s because you think of the wrong business — or an incorrect individual
— as your competition.
Most of us believe our competition is the company that is selling a product
or service that is the most similar to our own... (more)