Category Archives: The Unintentional Executive

The Unintentional Executive, Vol. IX

Like many of you, I have been in the business world for quite some time. Early in my career, I remember being intrigued by the process of Strategic Planning, and the resulting Business Plans. They seemed so critical to business, … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. VIII

We had a discussion the other day on what it means to be a sales-oriented culture. In our services business, while we have to create strong marketing practices to drive awareness and ample qualified and interested leads, we undoubtedly need … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. VII

There is an interesting phenomenon that happens when any executive leaves and organization’s leadership team. There is a tendency for the remaining leaders to engage in revisionist history. We all have a propensity for it, and you really have to resist, for … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. VI

In my new role working in marketing and almost exclusively with marketing professionals, I have been immersed in a changing landscape, but also observing an interesting paralysis. There is so much being broadcast, written and talked about as of late regarding the … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. V

I heard it the other day:  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” On the surface, it sounds very logical. As the leader of any organization, however, you must recognize it is as the mantra of those that are content, … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. IV

I saw a fabulous quote the other day. It was from Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why, and it stated, “Leadership is not about accumulating power. It’s about inspiring support for your ideas.” It is such a simple phrase, … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Executive, Vol. III

We have all heard it a million times… cash is king! Cash is king!! Yes in business, cash is absolutely King. You simply cannot operate a healthy and sustainable business without enough cash on hand. How much cash, or access … Continue reading

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