Authority

Nicolo Machiavelli argues in his book “The Prince” that if one had to chose between being feared or loved, it is better to be feared. I am willing to bet that if we took a poll of 100 business leaders or project managers they would likely agree with...

Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurial

I spent some time today preparing for a presentation on entrepreneurship that I will be delivering to high school students in the coming week.  One of the main themes that I am planning to focus on is the difference between being an entrepreneur versus displaying...

Succession Planning

The business community often is attracted to the larger than life type of leader.  Carisma seems to matter quite a bit in the formula but ultimately a track record of success is important.  If we look at organizations such as Microsoft and Apple, these are two great...

Is Ambition a Trait of Leadership?

I just finished reading an article on CNN’s website titled Leadership Secrets from the Ancients.  The author identifies several leaders from ancient times and explores how their example and lessons might apply in the modern world.  One of the traits that is...