Friday, February 24, 2012

Where are you headed?

Vision is the most critical element in executive leadership. It's also the most rare.

The stock market favors this quarter's performers.

Everybody starts a company with an "exit strategy" in mind.

When the average tenure of a CMO is 30 months, it's hard to look beyond the next promotion. Because maybe if you throw enough coupons into the market you can get a bump that will stretch that to 36 or god forbid, 48 months. Then you're a freakin' genius.

There's a serious lack of long-term thinking in business today. Investments must be made in your product, in your marketing and in your people.

If, however, you don't have a vision for what things will look like three to five years down the road, you don't have any business running a business.

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