Loading...

 Featured Posts

  • This is your life, and your story

    This is your life, and your story

    This Is Your Life was an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio, and then television, from 1948 to 1961. In the program, the host would surprise guests and [...]

  • A shortcut isn’t and quick fixes aren’t and don’t

    A shortcut isn’t and quick fixes aren’t and don’t

    Dr. Louis Binstock once said, “Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success.” Allow me to translate: “A shortcut is the longest [...]

  • There is still no antidote for uncertainty

    There is still no antidote for uncertainty

    It’s February! The new year is up and running, so we had better be, as well! After listening to more than a few executives during 2015 and the beginning of [...]

  • Resistance or a third-order linear partial differential equation?

    Resistance or a third-order linear partial differential equation?

    "Leadership involves leading." I read that somewhere and it's true enough, but leadership also involves implementing change. Sometimes (often?) change has a way of generating resistance in people. The best way [...]

  • You are the first domino in the line

    You are the first domino in the line

    "When one thing, the right thing, is set in motion, it can topple many things." It’s a simple concept: focus on what matters most in your personal and work life, [...]

Resistance or a third-order linear partial differential equation?

By | January 21st, 2016|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

"Leadership involves leading." I read that somewhere and it's true enough, but leadership also involves implementing change. Sometimes (often?) change has a way of generating resistance in people. The best way to avoid resistance to change [...]

Because it’s right

By | January 18th, 2016|Character, Life, Thinking Differently|

As a young man coming of age in America in the 1960”s I did not understand Dr. King and therefore did not appreciate what he believed or his goals for a better America. Besides, I [...]

You are the first domino in the line

By | January 4th, 2016|Life, Strategy|

"When one thing, the right thing, is set in motion, it can topple many things." It’s a simple concept: focus on what matters most in your personal and work life, because extraordinary results are directly [...]

Boxing gloves for Christmas

By | December 29th, 2015|Competence, Life|

I was in the sixth grade and my brother was in the seventh. Dad, a Marine Corps veteran who saw plenty of action up close and personal during World War II on the beaches of [...]

What got you here and why you should care

By | November 24th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

Our accumulated life-to-date experiences cause us to believe in and rely on the abilities we think got us here. “It worked last time; I’ll try it again.” It’s not hard to imagine that we could use these [...]

It’s not about you anymore

By | November 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Life|

One of the great discoveries about participating in leadership is that “it’s not about you any more.” You can focus your energies, efforts and expertise on that vast population of … others! ...leadership is about [...]

Strategic choice

By | September 25th, 2015|Strategy|

At a basic level strategy answers two questions: where will we play and how will we win? Should everyone in our business know those answers? If they don’t, how can we expect them to know [...]

Create your legacy

By | September 2nd, 2015|Character|

Standing for something is not always comfortable. Yet, discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you're doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they're hiding out in the comfortable zone. Standing for something [...]

There are two kinds of simplicity

By | August 17th, 2015|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

There are two kinds of simplicity. The first is on this side of complexity. It is easy, cheap and superficial. It doesn’t ask for much. Neither does is give much in return. It will often [...]

How will your future arrive?

By | August 4th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

What got us here wont’t get us there. Many, if not most, upwardly mobile executives made a name for themselves by solving hard problems. While that is a valuable skill set, it rarely opens the [...]

Give yourself a break

By | July 24th, 2015|Life|

We all need to get away sometimes. “Away” doesn’t have to be somewhere exotic, or some place that involves boarding passes or long car trips. Not even a weekend getaway. Just a respite; a brief [...]

Context matters

By | July 6th, 2015|Communication, Life, Thinking Differently|

If you change the context, you change the meaning of something. For example, if you desire more clarity, add contrast. Contrast creates clarity. Watch the video. . In Other Words... One should use common words to [...]

Load More Posts

Why CollierBrown&Co.?

Because at the end of the day, you are best equipped to make decisions about the future of your career and business. My job is to listen, understand, be a thinking partner and, when appropriate, recommend. Your job is to decide. I get that.

LET’S CONNECT