Embracing the FOG

Embracing the FOG

We just wrapped up the 2015 FOG Innovation Summit in Stowe, Vermont, a three-day whirlwind of collaboration, camaraderie, and a creative blending of brains. If you weren’t there, you should’ve been, because we filled the room with some of the brightest, most generous...
What is a Wise Leader Worth?

What is a Wise Leader Worth?

To understand the value of wise leaders, look no further than Google— an organization of talented self-starters which, at one time, considered eliminating managers altogether. Because their highly motivated army of employees needs very little direction in order to be...
Do Wise Leaders Matter?

Do Wise Leaders Matter?

Do Wise Leaders Even Matter? It’s something we’ve been thinking about for the last twenty years. In our work with Fortune 50 companies, nonprofits, and emerging businesses, we’ve seen plenty of “smart” people get reasonably far. They were masters of strategy. They...
It Goes Without Saying — Or Does It?

It Goes Without Saying — Or Does It?

“Oh, I’m sure they know what I mean…it just goes without saying!” How many times has that assumption led to disaster? Maybe you ask a colleague for help on a project, and what you need is so obvious to you that you’re sure it’s crystal clear for them, too. But a...