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Don’t confuse brilliance with Vision

Apologies for the Yoda-like speech pattern, but a brilliant Processor doth not a Visionary make. Some Processors are truly geniuses in how they use their P skills, but the sheer brilliance they exude in doing so is not the same as being a…

How to flourish in any crisis

Ever wonder why every month brings another tale of a badly handled corporate disaster (here’s last year’s haul: BP, HP, Netflix, Groupon, HP, Bank of America, News International, Yahoo, HP, Toyota, Google, Kodak), yet you have to go back to 1982 for…

Why businesses stumble in a crisis

Last time, we looked at the three steps required to recover from any crisis: 1. Clarity. 2. Direction. 3. Control. This seems pretty straightforward, yes? So why do so many leaders, not to say entire executive teams stumble so badly when…

Why you're stuck

One of the inviolable laws I’ve uncovered over the years is that wherever there is gridlock or compromise, there is always a non-Synergistic VOP group making it happen.You can take it to the bank – whether it’s a stalled project team, a…

Bank of America's Beached Leadership

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan is a prime example of an interesting dynamic that has emerged in recent months that will amplify over the next year: the beached leader.What has happened to Moynihan (and countless other CEO’s) is this:…

Yahoo: An exit presages the end

Well, as I predicted in July 2009, Carol Bartz couldn’t stop Yahoo’s slide into The Big Rut.Now Yahoo has done what any self-respecting Big Rut organization would do – thrown out the last remaining Visionary. Neither party – Yahoo’s board or Ms…

HP: Genius need not apply (for now)

On Monday we saw how Steve Jobs genius is clearly an important element of Apple’s success. On Wednesday we saw that for Google, the opposite is the case – for them, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s genius is highly problematic.For another company, HP,…

The exhausted leader

Many leaders – be they Visionaries, Operators or Processors – have spent the last three years strategizing, motivating, cajoling, mentoring and role-modeling (in short, leading) against a backdrop of slumping markets and squeezed, if not absent,…