Notable leadership articles from Bixler Consulting Group based on research and interviews with successful leaders who are making a difference and what this can mean to leaders everywhere.
Is it Ego or Self-Confidence?
Dear Colleague, I was talking to one of my banking clients and he told me about a book, It’s Your Ship, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. Captain Abrashoff commanded the USS Benfold during the Persian Gulf War. While his ship was armed with cutting-edge technology, his crew was pretty much a rag-tag, non-functional crew. He…Read More
The “Unstoppable” Leader: The Power of Activators
Dear Colleague, Have you ever thought you needed just one more insight, one more leadership attribute, or one more idea to bring it all together? In chemistry, and in business, this is referred to as “The activator.” It’s the missing piece that makes everything else work better. It’s the baking soda in the cake, the…Read More
Why Good Leaders Stumble
Dear Colleague, What hijacks smart people to make poor quality decisions? Why do we continue to stumble when we know better? Patty Dunn, Chairman of the Board of Hewlett Packard, a dedicated, smart and personally courageous executive by almost every measure, stands accused of allegedly spying on her own board by hiring a firm that…Read More
A Leadership of Opportunities
Dear Colleague, Malcolm Forbes, Sr, was asked “How can you truly know whether a company is going to be successful?” Forbes answered, “You bet on the jockey, not the horse.” We would suggest that the word “jockey” be made plural, because it isn’t just the CEO that wins the race. It is the whole team…Read More