Commentary

As a member of the Wisconsin State Senate, my top priority has been growing the state's lagging economy. As co-chair of the Senate Select Committee on Job Creation, many pro-job initiatives authored and vetted by our committee have passed the legislature on a bi-partisan...

This weekend I attended a talk at my local elementary school given by Peter Senge, author of “The Fifth Discipline” and a prominent proponent of systems thinking. Systems thinking is a conceptual framework, body of knowledge and tool set developed over the past fifty years,...

You probably know who signs the paychecks in your organization. Most of us can read an organization chart and figure out who reports to whom. We might even know one or two board members, shareholders or major contributors. But that might not tell you...

Now a new routine emerges as savvy marketers enjoy cyber-branding using Network Solutions’ latest offer of $1,000 to secure a domain name for an entire century....

It's easy to be fooled by first impressions. And I have to admit that when my former colleague Jim Forbes decided to profile Confoti in the January 2002 issue of DEMOletter, I was rather dismissive. After all, the company offered customized confetti...

Executives like Jack Welch and Larry Bossidy have been lionized in the press and academic circles for their aggressive attitude, relentless focus on bottom line performance and stellar financial results. While these leaders and the companies they run offer many valuable lessons, the management philosophies...