Legends of Leadership and Management: Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909)

He is considered the father of modern Japan. He was instrumental in influencing the transformation of Japan from a feudal, isolated regime into a modern, democratic and global economy. As home minister in 1878, he focused on boosting and westernizing the economy of Japan. As Japan’s first Prime Minister from 1885, he ensured Japan was… Read More Legends of Leadership and Management: Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909)

Legends of leadership and management – Roald Amundsen (1872 – 1928)

He was an explorer with a dream of reaching the ends of the earth. He achieved it through sound management techniques in an era/area where information was still at a discovery stage. He is credited with being the first to reach both the North and the South Poles. His South Pole conquest stands out because… Read More Legends of leadership and management – Roald Amundsen (1872 – 1928)

The Presidential Debate – selecting the right candidate

The Republican Presidential debate concluded recently – the questions were specific, but the response from the candidates was by and large – vague. Each candidate seemed to come to the podium with “We need to make American great again and only I know how to do it.” In an era where fact checks happen in… Read More The Presidential Debate – selecting the right candidate

Market Leadership: Innovation, customer focus AND operational excellence

When you step into an Apple Store, you notice the sales associates walking around with an iPod Touch. No, they are not listening to music on the job – they are using the iPod Touch to bill the customer and deliver the product right where the customer is standing. It sure is a customer delight,… Read More Market Leadership: Innovation, customer focus AND operational excellence