Why Senior Executives Fail; A Universal Story – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes. – Lewis Grizzard In the early 1990’s, the late Jack Welch gathered 20 of his brightest executives to capture rubrics of their success. These individuals were the future senior leaders of GE. They spent…

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Is Change Management Turning You Inside Out? – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL A Modern Day Rasputin Consultants are mystical people who ask the company for a number and then gives it back to them. – Unknown It’s not uncommon for leaders to be faced with “big rocks” to solve. (Forbes, “What Are Your Big Rocks?” January 21, 2020) They are complex issues,…

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We still get our hands stuck in the cookie jar – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly” – Aristotle 384-322 BC The scandals of the Deep -Water Horizon oil spill and the Wells Fargo account manipulation fraud, among other notable scandals (Enron and WorldComm for example)…

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We Are the Change That We Seek – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, business leadership Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day” – Frances Hesselbein Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, USA, became one of the most renown leaders of recent…

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What Happens When We Violate the Rules? – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.” – Benjamin Franklin Organizations can get themselves into trouble and create legal exposure when they flaunt common sense and the rules and ignore laws designed to protect employees and employers alike. I came across and interesting case study which can be…

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Why I Wrote a Book about Leadership – Mary T. O’Sullivan

Why I Wrote a Book about Leadership By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker Soon, I’ll be publishing a book about leadership. Here are some of the reasons why. Lessons in Humanity: If you’ve read my earlier blogs, you can glean that the…

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The Power of Rest – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “We are enslaved by speed and have all succumbed to the same insidious virus: Fast Life.” – Carlo Petrini When you take a roast out of the oven, the cooking instructions tell you to “let the meat rest”. A rested roast, turkey or even meatloaf tastes better when rested, because…

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Feeling Anxious Returning to Work? – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu With vaccinations becoming more available and COVID-19 cases declining, more employers are opening up their doors. While this is a great change for business owners and companies, employees may still feel some trepidation about returning to work and giving…

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