Synergy sans Baloney

“There’s a crisis in American business that many people don’t like to talk about. It’s the baloney crisis.” So starts Harold S. Geneen, former CEO of ITT, in his 1997 book, The Synergy Myth. Geneen, if you’re not familiar with him, virtually invented the corporation-as-international-conglomerate phenomenon in the 1960’s and 70’s and became one of, if …

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Chicago’s Top 100 Companies

On 11/13/2012, The Chicago Tribune released its exclusive list of the top 100 workplaces in Chicagoland. Methodology: How the Results were Obtained (Source: Chicago Tribune. Copyright © 2012, Chicago Tribune) To answer the question of what makes a good workplace, the Chicago Tribune went to a crucial source: the employees. Outreach On behalf of the …

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Getting a Better Grip | November 2012

The November 2012 edition of Getting a Better Grip, the LeadershipTraction newsletter is now on-line at To receive future newsletters via email, subscribe here: To view the on-line newsletter archives: Enjoy!

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