Chief Alchemist - Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach
Share RSS 2.0 feed for Sign up for the mailing list. Follow Chief Alchemist on Twitter. 'Like' the Chief Alchemist's page on Facebook. See what Chief Alchemist has been Q&A'ing on Quora. Chief Alchemist bookmarks & highlights on Follow the Chief Alchemist on Chief Alchemist channel on Chief Alchemist on Flickr. Mark 'Chief Alchemist' Simchock on LinkedIn. Free Initial Consultation. Email Chief Alchemist. Phone Chief Alchemist.
  • Mark ‘Chief Alchemist’ Simchock
  • 'Email me.Email => ca .at. ChiefAlchemist .dot. com
  • 'Phone me.Alchemy United => 732 997-0028
  • Free initial consultation.Free => Initial Consultation
  • Please be sure to subscribe to your communication channels of choice.
  • Click To Close => The small green (consultation), red (email) or blue (phone) icons in the top upper right.
Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Are you your own worst enemy?

Consumed => “Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence” by Thomas J. DeLong and Sara DeLong on HBR.

Read paragraph one. That’s not just individuals but whole companies and sometimes even entire industries. We are often the victim of ourselves.

Success often does two things:

1) It creates a sense of being untouchable. That the same “skills” that carried you from point A to point B are the same for point B to point C.Obviously, in this changing world, that’s often not true.

2) A fear of not being as successful. We innovated and then we stop. Why? Because, as the article states, we’d rather do the wrong thing well then the right thing not so well.

The cycle continues.

Interesting. Some great food for thought, eh?


Will not be published. Required.
Please include http://