Leadership as root cause

Posted on March 29, 2014

Phrase: What does “A fish always rots from the head down” mean? Definition: When something fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause. If the top of the organization is not functioning properly, then the bad practices filter … Continued

Sage Smart: Underdogs work together to win

Posted on March 24, 2014

How did the underdogs get their bite in knocking off a stunning array of top-seeded teams in the NCAA college basketball championships? And what can aspiring business leaders learn from victories achieved against teams with far greater star power? Jerry … Continued

Disciplined Exercise Can Foster Prosperity

Posted on March 22, 2014

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” Andre Maurois Each year as our birthday approaches, we are reminded that some decade markers are getting closer. They seem to create … Continued

Sage Smart: Why Top Performers Leave

Posted on March 17, 2014

When it came down to interviewing the finalists for a key management position at a San Diego company, Sage CEO Jerry Rollins and adviser in the hiring process discovered surprising similarities in why great candidates wanted to leave their current … Continued

Great leaders show the way

Posted on March 14, 2014

“Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.” Colin Powell This past week, I spent several days with some of the best leaders in … Continued

Aways seeking a taller mountain

Posted on March 8, 2014

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela I … Continued

Being on time is still a virtue

Posted on March 1, 2014

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen I am convinced that the other 20 per cent of success is showing up on time.  I think that we are experiencing  a breakdown of some basic values that is affecting … Continued

Fulfill your role

Posted on February 21, 2014

Talent works, genius creates. Robert Schumann I read this today and recognized that I am not an innovator, not creative in any way, nor will I ever be mistaken for a genius.  I admire people and companies that are true … Continued

Chocolate = Valentine

Posted on February 14, 2014

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz This past week 50 years ago the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show and today is Valentines Day so I thought this quote … Continued

Sage Smart: Visualizing the Perfect Hire

Posted on February 11, 2014

You’ve got an amazing job opportunity. But how do you find the right person for that top position? The answer lies not in what you put on paper or on a job posting, but in the vision you create in … Continued