Wartime and peacetime CEOs

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

In 2001, Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz described the Peacetime and the Wartime CEO. During “peacetime” a company can focus on expanding, providing a large advantage over the competition. Conversely, in “wartime”, a company must fend off an imminent threat.

Did You Hear What I Just Said?

Linda LaitalaEmployees, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw  When it comes to communication, most of us think we’re pretty good at it. But how often have you told your spouse, child, teammate, or subordinate how to perform a task, only to discover the results are not what you expected?

How to Raise Self-Awareness as a Leader

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What are your strengths and weaknesses?  This is an important question for you, as a leader, to seriously consider.  Digging into this issue will help you to become “self-aware”. This increases your ability to be a stronger leader.

Are You Determined Enough?

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Marketing, SalesLeave a Comment

In 1995, Kevin Plank, a 22-year-old University of Maryland athlete, was tired of always needing to change out of his sweat-soaked t-shirts.  He noticed his compression shorts always stayed dry.  This sparked an idea. 

AUGUST 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What’s one thing you’ve started doing during the pandemic that you’ll continue doing when things return to normal?

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What’s one thing you’ve started doing during the pandemic that you’ll continue doing when things return to normal? 1. Customer touches, making a point to be more in contact with them.  We’ll keep that rolling.  We’re doing a better job of that during COVID than we did before.  It’s more of a relationship builder than just calling for the order.I’d

Wring Your Hands or D.A.R.E

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Everything is in flux.  People accustomed to commuting to offices are adjusting to working from home.  Families are trying to find new and creative ways of interacting and entertaining themselves.  Schools (from kindergarten through college) are attempting to find a balance between safety and education.