Interview with Dario Cotroneo, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Hairstylist, CEO of DCI Institute

Minter Dialogue #32 Inspiring and Educational: Dario Cotroneo This interview is with Dario Cotroneo, someone whom I met back in my L'Oreal days. From the first time I met Dario (2006), I found him to be a true visionary. Aside from being one of the top ranked stylists in Sydney, much less Australia, Dario is…

Four required courses for any self-respecting internal training curriculum

Most companies whose Corporate University program I have had a chance to view have a robust set of courses dealing with categories such as "metier" training, productivity enhancements and management skills. Few will have as part of their program, courses or seminars that truly work on self-improvement, courses that will provide useful skills that will…

Stakeholder or Shareholder value? What every CEO needs to do

In search of the CEO Myndset In a world of economic crises, burgeoning competition, regulatory oversight and the revolution that is the Internet, I think it would be fair to say that the role of the CEO is under siege.   The "strategic" allocation [read = reduction] of  resources in search of that extra margin --…

The Future of Learning – How should your company adapt and encourage constant learning?

Learning Organizations: New ways of managing As companies grapple with the effects and opportunities of the Internet, social media and the smartphone, internal organizations are having to adapt and transform to accommodate new ways of communicating, new marketing methods and metrics and, in sum, new ways of managing. An organization’s ability to learn and to…