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Past Executive Briefings


Criteria for Choosing Executives

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2006 In the aftermath of the recent defection of Alan Mulally from Boeing to run the Ford Motor Company, I had several discussions with executives about the rationale behind the choice (his reasons and Ford’s). It seems appropriate, therefore, to review the current best thinking on the criteria used by Read More >

Keys to Great Execution

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D. copyright 2007 Fortune 500 companies pay consulting firms like McKinsey $750,000. – $1,000,000 to help them develop a strategic plan. They get paid whether or not the company actually executes the plan – successfully or not. Jim Collins, in Good to Great noted, “Strategy per se did not separate the good-to-great Read More >

The Neglected Middle-Market Executive

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2007 When I wrote about Peter Drucker in a previous issue I realized something that will seem very obvious to many of you but, I nevertheless think is significant. Most of the big names (Peter Drucker, Jim Collins, John Kotter, etc.) that write about leadership are writing about life in Read More >

Managing the 21st Century Worker

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2007 Bribing employees to be content and to remain your employees by giving them bonuses, stock options and other monetary incentives is the dominant retention strategy used by corporate America. Unfortunately, that works best in emerging fast growth businesses and during a rising stock market or boom as Microsoft was Read More >

The Importance of Managing Your Boss

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D. copyright 2007 It’s obvious that successful leaders know how to manage others. But woe to thee who doesn’t learn how to manage one’s boss (or board/investors in the case of CEOs). Frank was a successful SVP of Marketing for a fast growing $300 million/year revenue high tech company. His CEO recently Read More >


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