How much is 2 plus 2? Who would you hire?

  A company interviewing candidates for a major management position that always asked one final question:, “How much is 2 plus 2?” A fellow with an engineering background said, “It depends on whether it’s a positive or negative 2. The answer could be 4, 0 or minus 4.” A woman whose specialty was marketing said: “Well, if we put the …

Business Success Insight: Live within your means

On Secret to Happiness in your real life is: LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS Keep your needs simple; enjoy small pleasures. Real value lies in what things mean to you, not in their cost  or how they are valued by others. This concept is also important to success in business.   While sometimes it is wise and sensible to take on debt …

The leadership challenge in building police-community trust.

It is hard to believe how little progress we have made since Rodney King to create positive, trusting police-community relations. Despite mountains of reports, new rules, policies and training materials accompanied by sincere rhetoric, the likelihood of explosive incidents like the current ones in Ferguson Missouri and New York City seems as great or greater than it was in the …

BUSINESS ETHICS INSIGHT: Good ethics is not simply a risk-management strategy

See article at http://goo.gl/EDyqaC  There are major differences between organizations with a compliance culture and those with an authentic values-based ethical culture.  Establishing a sustainable, high performance values-based culture requires sincere commitment based on the conviction that it is worthwhile, not because it will produce better results and higher morale (which it will) but because it is simply the better …