Author: Tim Cole

Company cultures can be very complicated. They morph - they shift - they grind into obstacles and take a new direction. Especially when adversity strikes. Then we are tested - and all the glorious Vision Statements and Values Proclamations are placed up against a hard reality. Some companies...

These are tough times. Quarterly reports validate it. Companies are suffering - industries are suffering. Meanwhile the financial markets are screaming - and your company has obligations it has to meet. Pandemic be damned. Which is why we now hear the distant drumbeats - layoffs, restructures, and downsizings are being...

2300 plus years ago Greek philosopher Aristotle  coined his Three Tenets of Persuasion - suggesting that ethos (ethics and credibility), logos (logic), and pathos (emotion) were the drivers that ultimately led to our ability to influence others. The years since have offered nothing to refute that...

A great many "would be" leaders are about to go extinct. Like a forest fire, the flames of COVID will prune and eliminate the underbrush of pretenders - leaving only the substantive behind. But the collateral damage inflicted on followers who believed - until it was too...

History teaches us that adversity can be the greatest gift we will ever be offered - a $10 million dollar one that we might not give a dime to repeat. The operative words - can be.  For some, the insights from COVID will pay interest for the remainder of...