Posts tagged ‘Vision’

Plan, What Plan?

Think | Act

One in a series of Leadership Articles to cause you to think and perhaps to act. Read other articles.

In our last post we talked about the activities that can assist in developing an operational budget plan. Today we look at the types of plans you may be involved with and the reasons why you need to understand this.
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Free International Calls?

An article in the the September issue of Wired got me thinking about free long distance. I recall that in 1980 I attended a telecom course while working for Ma Bell and was challenged with thinking through a scenario about a changed communications world.
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Telecom Is Bumpy

Back in 2005, Thomas L. Friedman wrote The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century an interesting history of our recent past. We read it with great interest and imagined what it might mean to the world of telecom. The book was a bit of a wake up call to many industries and we recommended it to many of our colleagues. A world without barriers to business had a very compelling ring to it.
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Curing A Lapse in Leadership

Avoiding the Eeyore Syndrome

As the pressures of executive leadership continue to increase, and the consistency of morale compasses is severely challenged, there is a need for stability and focus to be demonstrated. Faced with overwhelming challenges in their industry, businesses, or personal lives, some leaders become disenfranchised with their prime motives. All too often we hear leaders express frustration, despair and, more disturbingly, fatalism. There is, however, a way around this.
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Begin Again—Again

Creating your future, one year at a time

The turn of a new year has always been a time to consider change. Whether you are making personal resolutions, floating a new company budget or getting yourself and your subordinates to deliver a new set of objectives, this cusp of the calendar has been a significant influence on the cycle of change since time immemorial.

There is no magic about the start of a new year, mostly it’s about being able to demark the past and focus on your clean version of the future. There is something refreshing about being able to drop a bit of last year’s baggage, toast a few past achievements and then have a blank canvas in front of you. When I used one of those big, paper-filled, briefcase-sized, planners I would even be refreshed by the smell of all that new paper. Today I have to be satisfied with the electronic glow of a blank calendar.
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