How smart money will test your courage – and help you retain your edge

Too bad for gravid.ca - whose troubles were featured in the Financial Post. Even with a hot product and an huge unmet market need, they’re not a great investment. By the time they get their supply chain problems sorted out, competitors will meet the need they’ve discovered and will cash in on all they’ve done to educate customers. They'll lose their [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:02:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

How do you build Courage in a Risk-Averse Culture?

We're a risk-averse culture. We may want want to change that, to promote innovation, but we need to do it in a risk-averse safe way. How can you help us with that?" That's what we heard from a Talent Management Director a few weeks ago - in a large American company that's been under fire, that replaced its CEO and [...]

By | 2017-09-22T17:17:32+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Do you have the Courage to get rubbed the wrong way?

The NY Times reported on “Jerks and the Startups they ruin.” Jerks often are oblivious to the seeds of damage they are sowing, creating a fraternity of "bro-culture" adherents, who see things the same way and egg each other on - rubbing each other the right way. Charging-buffalo innovation leaders seem invincible. They don't suffer fools gladly. They set a [...]

By | 2017-07-17T17:15:00+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|


Case study #1 for LDP participants: You be the coach-orig Dear LDP colleague: This private post is for VWR LDP participants, sponsors, HRBPs, faculty and alumni. We will use it for online discussions - and as a forum for you to share leadership ideas. This blog will give you the first opportunity to share your leadership thinking and your ideas with the LDP community. In this post, [...]

By | 2017-04-22T12:08:06+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PowerUP Brilliance™ Better faster leaner

Lean thinking to streamline work that does not add value - and find opportunities for revenue generation One of Merom's first consulting assignments, years before he ventured out and founded his own firm, was with a famous potato chip manufacturer in Central Pennsylvania.  Ask any Baby Boomer who grew up within a 4-hour radius of their factory and they’ll remember [...]

By | 2017-07-19T15:43:16+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Case Study, Company Culture, Uncategorized|
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