The Gravitas & Grit Series, Part 4: The Making of the Right Commitment

“What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.” Jane Austen We make commitments all the time, through the choices we make. Which person should we hire for this role? What’s the best use of capital dollars? Which product should we choose? Small or large coffee? Should we accept this vendor’s pricing? Choices… Read More The Gravitas & Grit Series, Part 4: The Making of the Right Commitment

The Gravitas & Grit Series: Part 2 “Deliberate Gravitas”

“I gravitate towards gravitas” Morgan Freeman, actor Gravitas is defined as “dignity, solemnity and seriousness of manner.” In business, people with gravitas are seen as intelligent and serious; they unconsciously command respect. While the degree to which gravitas is valued within a particular organizational culture may vary, gravitas is useful to have, and arguably essential… Read More The Gravitas & Grit Series: Part 2 “Deliberate Gravitas”

The Gravitas & Grit Series: Part 1 “Go Small to Go Big”

This is the first in a series dedicated to important characteristics of leadership: gravitas & grit. “Courage and resolve; strength of character” – “Small, loose particles of sand” Both are definitions of “grit.”  Grit is a word defined in two ways: one definition positive and soaring, the other speaking to the dirt beneath our feet.… Read More The Gravitas & Grit Series: Part 1 “Go Small to Go Big”

Four Benefits of Right-Weight Governance

“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” Thomas Sowell, economist Governance, stewardship, oversight – all necessary structures in organizations of any size. Appropriate governance results in swift decisions with correlation to swift realization of operational and strategic goals, as evidenced by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It’s also characterized by eagerness to… Read More Four Benefits of Right-Weight Governance