Monthly Archives: September 2011

2809, 2011

Hedgehog concept by Jim Collins

By |September 28th, 2011|0 Comments

In his book, “Good to Great”, Jim Collins talks about a business that needs to have a Hedgehog concept. The term hedgehog comes from a parable about a hedgehog and a fox. Every day the fox tries to outwit the hedgehog in order to have a nice meal. However, the hedgehog is able to become an impenetrable ball […]

1309, 2011

Having a Safe Haven – A lesson from Churchill

By |September 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Reviewing Churchill has unearthed a major foundation stone of leadership. Leaders need a safe haven because, as Druker said, “Leadership is a foul weather job”. During difficult times, leaders need a passion, an interest, a hobby which is outside their working life. Churchill once said, “Everyday away from Chartwell is a wasted day”. He loved […]

509, 2011

Minimizing your own personal Baggage

By |September 5th, 2011|0 Comments

We all carry too much personal baggage with us on our life’s journey. Whilst we cannot unload all of it, we can unload a number of rocks from our rucksack. Without a doubt, one of the most profound insights into this issue is the Enneagram. To understand more about this please read my extract from my Winning […]