Tag Archives: leadership

Ideas are Currency

Does success follow a company that decides to replicate or assimilate someone else's products? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but will it be competitive?

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Just thinking

By Peter Granata, president, Granata Design and the Marine Design Resource Alliance — Ever notice how some leaders look at things individually rather than as a whole? They look at the numbers of the business but not the business overall. They focus on the problem, not what is causing the problem. They look at the way things have always been ...

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Your assignment: Help foster change

matt_new-mug2If you're not paying close attention, there is some news in our line-up today that could sneak by you without giving it much of a second thought. But I want to call your attention to it because of the potential that it represents: The Marine Retailers Association of America has created the Young Leaders Advisory Council.

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Plugging the leadership gap

In my last blog, I wrote about why it is particularly important that our industry's small businesses develop strong and effective succession plans. But the industry as a whole has its own succession problems, which become more urgent as the recession continues. As the boating business shrinks, the need for a new generation of leaders to point the way to ...

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