TheUC 026: Cultivating Talent: Nature vs. Nurture

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Cultivating talent is critical to business success. While some things can be taught, other things are simply innate. In cultivating talent, understanding what is nature versus nurture is essential. In our quest for building long-term extraordinary value, it is really important that we invest in what we can learn or what we can teach. Know how to spot and be able to acquire the talent that cannot be taught. Most of all, to truly cultivate talent, we must stop wasting precious resources in … [Read more...]

TheUC 015: New Leadership and Paying for the Sins of Previous Management

Sins of Previous Mgmt

As a new leader, you might be tempted to come into your new position and make a big splash to establish your mark and prove your worth to everyone by making some sweeping new measure. However, that’s a lot like going into another country and demanding everything be done the way of your native land. You aren’t being bold. You are just revealing how insecure you are in your leadership. It is important to practice patience in your leadership and management, even if you don’t think you have the … [Read more...]

TheUC 014: Company Culture, Is it Strategy’s Friend or Execution’s Foe?

Company-Culture

Company culture drives more success and failure of a company than most CEO’s are willing admit. It is important to have an understanding of your company and its culture to be an effective leader. Culture is cultivated not contrived so you can’t simply forge a culture out of thin air, nor can you insert yourself into a culture and feign understanding. Leveraging your company culture is how you can execute effective strategy to keep things productively moving in the right direction to build value … [Read more...]