The 5 Differences Between Leadership and Management


Leadership is different than management “Management is about coping with complexity…Leadership, by contrast, is about coping with change.” -John P. Kotter, HBR article “What Leaders Really Do” We’ve all heard that leadership is different than management. Below are five ways that leaders do things differently than managers. Day to day details versus looking to the future. […]

5 Tips for Effective Strategic Planning Sessions


Rapid growth companies have to start planning strategically When your company starts to grow rapidly, things can start changing pretty darn fast. So how do you, as the leader or executive team, keep things under control? Strategic planning is the key according to Bob Bicksler as he shared during a lecture on what is necessary […]

Hope is Not a Strategy


“Hope is not a strategy.” — Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank During a leadership course I once attended, we had the privilege of listening to Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank, as he shared some of the insights gathered during his career. Jim spoke on the importance of leadership […]