• Executive Rewind: A Football Coach, but No Media Coach
    Friday January 30, 2015

    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick very likely will be recognized as one of the best ever in the National Football League. But when it comes to dealing with the media, well, that’s another story. No doubt his approach is by design, and he frankly really doesn’t care. He has made the non-answer an avocation. […]

  • Executive Rewind: How to Handle Media Questions about Your Competition
    Friday January 16, 2015

    It’s inevitable, especially in business interviews, to get questions that pit you against your competitors. These are good opportunities to establish your competitive advantage. For instance, diet program Jenny Craig CEO Monty Sharma responded to a question about the troubles facing Weight Watchers. Rather than jumping on that bandwagon, Sharma drew the distinction between app-based […]

  • Executive Rewind: It’s Unnecessary to Evade or Spin
    Tuesday January 13, 2015

    A recent post by Strategy Coach for Business & Life, Rick Houcek (www.SoarWithEagles.com), caught my attention because it is so true. He wrote: “It drives me nuts.  It’s when a leader dodges a direct question and answers another more preferred, yet un-asked, question.  Really gets my blood boiling.”   When I was a reporter and conducted […]

  • Executive Rewind: An Expert on the Solar Power Boomerang
    Tuesday January 6, 2015

    Solar power is not the panacea it’s been portrayed to be? Well, apparently not when analyzed through an investment/financial lens. Gordon Johnson, Axiom Capital’s Managing Director, says utilities worldwide are going in a more familiar direction to get their fuels. Indeed, he says even Japan is refocused on nuclear. This, just four years after a tsunami […]