The Art of the Brief (Part 2)

One of the challenges for creative and entrepreneurial executives is what to do with all their great ideas. SEE ALSO: The Art of The Brief (Part 1) in which I outline the concept of the Brief. You may have heard it said, “We get out of things what we put into them”. When it comes to […]

The Art of the Brief (Part 1)

When it comes to communicating a significant idea, planning a major project or preparing to collaborate on an important task, I would recommend you take the time to prepare a Brief. What is a Brief? A brief is a summary of facts, findings, arguments and objectives which are prepared to give its reader or receiver […]

Managing Your Default Settings

It’s reassuring to know that when I turn on my PC each morning, it automatically runs its start-up scripts in the background; consistently loading my default settings for optimal performance. As people get older, they don’t necessarily wake up this way each morning. Several years ago, it occurred to me that I could design my […]

The Contrarian Approach to Career Planning

“A contrarian is a person who takes up a contrary position, a person who seems to be “contrary for the sake of being contrary,” especially a position that is opposed to that of the majority, regardless of how unpopular it may be.” – Wikipedia  The way most managers and executives develop their career is not very strategic. […]

Taking a More Strategic Approach

We all get busy. It is easy to lose perspective and get caught up in the details and minutiae of life and business. Before you know it, another week, another month and even another year has passed. It is not uncommon for people to start to wonder whether they are on the right track, or […]