Entries by Wayne

The Authentic Business

by Wayne Ottum “The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true than ever. Brands, and their advertising partners, must wake up to this challenge and define themselves with clarity, consistency and authenticity. Otherwise they just might find themselves shouting in a ghost town.” Simon Mainwaring If Simon […]

Mastering the Three “Sides” of Performance Management

by Wayne Ottum “In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.” Harold S. Geneen What is the performance “reality” in your business?  Do you know for certain that each team and individual is performing to the best of their abilities?  Do you have the tools in place […]

Mastering the “Three Sides of Leadership in Action”

by Wayne Ottum “It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.” Harold S. Green Last month’s featured article talked about the Three Sides of Leadership.  In summary, as a leader, it is your responsibility to clearly define a situation or effort you […]

Lead from Strength™: Mastering the Three “Sides” of Leadership

by Wayne Ottum “You manage things; you lead people.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper  “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower  “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s […]

Creating a Business Plan… With Real Meaning!

9 Essential Keys to Planning for Success in Your Business By Wayne H. Ottum “That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure.” Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern business planning If business planning is as valuable as we are […]

Does Your Work Environment Create Top Performers?

By Wayne H. Ottum “Select a person, set expectations, motivate the person and develop the person… If a company’s managers are unable to play this role well, then no matter how sophisticated its systems or how inspirational its leaders, the company will slowly start to disintegrate.” Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman in ”First, Break All […]

Living Intentionally

The power is yours to create the life of your dreams with a clear vision! You may have heard a few of these quotes in your lifetime, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” (George Harrison).  Or, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you will wind up somewhere […]

Embrace Your Strengths, Solve Your Weaknesses!

by Wayne Ottum “At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them.” Friedrich Nietzsche How do you simultaneously solve your weaknesses through a focus on your strengths? It starts by understanding the three types of weaknesses. Three Types of Weaknesses Weaknesses can be broken […]