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The Perils of Conventional Wisdom

17 August, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Conventional wisdom is a throw away term that gives leaders a false sense of security. It lulls executives into, at best, faulty analysis and, at worst, it produces a career limiting decision. Only when conventional wisdom victims are packing up their offices under the watchful eye of corporate security do they realize that conventional wisdom is seldom right. Read more»

Peter Principle Is 40, Alive And Well

23 August, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The late Dr. Peter argued that we ask for more and more until we ask for too much, Mr. Sutton writes. “Then these individuals -- promoted to positions in which they are doomed to fail – start using a bag of tricks to mask their incompetence. They distract us from their crummy work with giant desks, replace action with incomprehensible acronyms, blame others for failure, cheat to create the illusion of progress. Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

19 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very bi Read more»