One Way to Make Your History More Persuasive

Bob Wiesner | Jun 27, 2012

  The idea of rewriting a company’s or a leader’s history (HBR Blog at http://tinyurl.com/czgwu7r)  is fascinating on many levels. We know the power of...

Maybe the Single Biggest Mistake in Giving Feedback?

Bob Wiesner | Jun 26, 2012

    Very interesting read from HBR a little while ago on leadership behavior, feedback and assessment. http://tinyurl.com/6umtklu.  The essence of the article:  Leaders know...

Four Aspects of Intimacy and the New Business Pursuit

Bob Wiesner | Jun 14, 2012

  The concept of “intimacy” is really interesting.  I’ve been a strong advocate of the  correlation of authenticity, empathy, and trust with effective leadership. ...

Filling the Trust Gap

Bob Wiesner | Jun 13, 2012

Winning new business or building a team – both require trust. Losing clients and losing key employees – both are often the result of...

Our Own Worst Enemy

Bob Wiesner | Jun 11, 2012

This article in the Wall Street Journal (Software Screening Rejects Job Seekers – WSJ.com)  makes a very interesting – and a bit depressing –...

Interviewing for Insights

Bob Wiesner | Jun 03, 2012

Very important comment by Mike Sheehan in Sunday’s New York Times business section.   In it, he says candidates need to be able to “turn observations...

Complacency: The Silent Killer

Bob Wiesner | Jun 01, 2012

A brief quote in the Ad Age article about the BMW Mini pitch caught my attention.  Maybe you saw it too. “BSSP demonstrated that while their...

Are You Ready for Succession Planning?

Bob Wiesner | May 29, 2012

  A global talent director I know told me once that her agency’s version of succession planning was “having an up-to-date list of executive...

Authenticity and Charisma

Bob Wiesner | May 25, 2012

It’s well-documented that one of the most common traits among highly effective leaders is their authenticity.  People follow those they trust. And there’s equal...

Welcome to the Blog!

Bob Wiesner | May 24, 2012

I’m continually fascinated — perhaps in a nearly morbid sort of way — at how easy it is for leaders and their organizations to...