Articles By Flavian DeLima

Play to your greatest strengths

Ask the most successful people in any sector how they made it to the top and they will describe their laser-like ability to focus on doing one or two things better than anyone

Published on: October 20th, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Connectors will thrive in tomorrow’s organizations

The social psychologist Stanley Milgram is credited with coining the phrase “six degrees of separation,” which says that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. This isn't quite correct. Instead,

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Go ahead – make those snap judgements

A few years ago I met with a hiring manager who left me waiting in his office while he finished up a meeting. His office looked cozy and pleasing - with plants, holiday

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Flavian DeLima

The good is the enemy of the best

The late Peter Drucker felt that the best and brightest people were ultimately volunteers for their organizations.He’s not the only one who feels that way. In his book, Good to Great: Why Some

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Free your mind, and the rest will follow

Do you remember the feeling you had at work just before you embarked on your last vacation? One executive I spoke to recently worked diligently to tie up loose ends, clearing her desk,

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Fostering competition in the global village

In his bestselling book The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman elaborates on a story he tells his daughters. “Girls, when I was growing up, my parents used to say to me, ‘Tom, finish

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Once upon a time, there was a corporate message

When was the last time you had to explain a topic in front of a group of people? Did you use PowerPoint and statistics to make your point? Better yet, did you get

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Flavian DeLima

The smart money is on tapping into creative genius

Business Week recently devoted an entire issue of its magazine to the theme of creativity, suggesting we may be in the midst of a significant transition from the Information Age to the Conceptual

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Flavian DeLima

Want a strong career? Start nurturing those weak ties

During the last federal election, I recall a candidate from one of the political parties making rounds door to door talking with residents on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, he was seeking support,

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Flavian DeLima