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The Worrying Lesson for Every Business Leader in Apple’s Earnings Announcement

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com Financial journalists are pretty much agreed that Apple blew it out of the water with last week’s earnings announcement. Higher than expected revenue and profits, increased dividends (and a promise…

Are you a change agent – or just an arsonist?

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com It’s a good time of the year to start something new. Actually, any time of the year is a good time to start something new. When it comes to change, the time of the year isn’t usually at issue….

The Whole Picture

At the Inc. 500|5000 Conference, Les gave a presentation about the 7 Stages of Every Growing Business. In it, he explained not only the stages of Predictable Success, but also the key team members involved and how their leadership styles impact…

Carpet-Bombing The Organization: Leaders Who Talk To Think

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com Some leaders – specifically, those with a Visionary style – use debate and discussion as a way to frame their thoughts and opinions. To find out what they really think about a problem or…

When You’re Too Good for Your Own Startup

 A version of this article first appeared at Inc.com. For a startup to succeed it needs two key people: A Visionary and an Operator. These roles differ considerably, and crucially. The Visionary has the initial idea and brings the passion,…

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…