When Fear (Disguised as Initiative) Runs Your Business

Issue 3.4 | January 2012 In this Article: how a misguided sense of urgency undermines value creation. by Jonathan Wilson  If patience is a virtue, the world of business, which has exchanged fear of God for fear of Darwin, [ … ]

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From Noble Thought to Noble Deed

Issue 3.3 | November 2011 In this Article: disciplined action, not just a great idea, makes a leader. by Jonathan Wilson It is a tiresome and common fact of our world that the noble-minded are plenty, but few of [ … ]

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Trust: Restoring the Declining Currency of the Marketplace

Issue 3.2 | October 2011 In this Article: restoring confidence in the marketplace by building business that is trustworthy. by Jonathan Wilson  The alarming possibility of a decade or two of economic stagnancy across the globe is driving many [ … ]

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Profit Fixation is Bad (for Business)

Issue 3.1 | September 2011 In this Article: why an exclusive focus on profit creates a dangerous distraction from value creation. by Jonathan Wilson  Apple does not exist to make a profit.  If it did, it would never have [ … ]

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The Politics of Courage

Issue 2.12 | August 2011 In this Article: courage in leadership begins with the courage to not think of yourself. by Jonathan Wilson  August 2nd, 2011 is a date that will remain infamous in history.  The day saw the [ … ]

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Where Does a Leader Go When He’s Afraid?

Issue 2.9 | April 2011 In this Article: how facts, foundations and friendship protect leaders from their fears. by Jonathan Wilson The candle sputtered and flickered in the silent black of a New Guinea night.  I lay in my [ … ]

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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Issue 2.8 | March 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences is the result of persistent initiative. by Jonathan Wilson “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is … that there should be a long obedience in the [ … ]

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The Obedient Leader

Issue 2.7 | February 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences has to begin with leadership that takes courageous initiative. by Jonathan Wilson It is commonly said that leadership is influence.  Influence, however, is an outcome.  Before it [ … ]

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