Is “Good” Good Enough?

You’ve been told you’re doing a good job.  So what is “good?”  Is it “fairly good,” “pretty good,” or “very good?”  Is just “good” adequate?  After all, it’s not “bad,” but it’s also not “great.”  “Good” is good.  It’s not perfect and isn’t expected to be.  It leaves room for error. How about striving for […]

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Characteristics and Principles of Leadership

A friend recently sent us a video of a presentation of Harry Kraemer, Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.  His topic was “leadership” and he identified 3 characteristics and 4 principles of effective leaders.  We think might stimulate some reflection. Characteristics:  Leaders keep things simple.  They see […]

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