Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day | 04.20.11

Ruts are bad…even good ruts…so there really are no good ruts. When really good stuff becomes predictable, formulaic, etc. it begins to lose effectiveness, and thus a bunch of really good stuff can slowly become a rut.

– Kurt Johnston


April 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Thots

Saw this the other day and wanted to pass the thoughts on because they looked really good. This is written by Kurt Johnston.

Blockbuster Bankruptcy…..lesson learned

I’m not a business man, but I saw this one coming for years. For lots of reasons, one biggie being that their online business is about 1/10th that of Netflix, Blockbuster has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and hopes to reorganize.

Some leadership things popped into my head when I was thinking about the Blockbuster saga:

– Change isn’t bad….in fact sometimes it is necessary for your survival.
– If it ain’t broke, it will be soon enough.
– It isn’t about what you think works….it’s about what your “customers” think works.
– Objects in mirror really are closer than they appear.
– If outsiders recognize problems before leaders on the inside do….there are BIG problems!
– Success almost always breeds complacency.


September 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment