About Tom Marin

Tom is the CEO and Founder of MarketCues, a consulting firm that guides organizations through performance transformations leading to sustainable growth, financial impact and greater organizational health. He advises private, public and nonprofit clients with high-stakes strategies regarding significant reorganizations built around agility and transformation programs.

Are You Willing to Let Go of What’s Wrong to Make Room for What’s Right?

We’re often more comfortable with what we know than what we don’t know. And therein lies the problem.   It’s the adage in play, “The devil you know versus the devil you don’t know.” This plagues leaders’ thinking who have tremendous difficulty letting go of business practices or directions, which often struggle to embrace new ideas [...]

By |2020-05-04T06:00:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

New Problems? New Solutions: Making Organizational Leadership More Effective

Most companies' leadership development performance suffers from an inability to motivate team members; uninspiring concepts that are expected to be implemented; ineffective rigid organizational structures; Start/Stop/Continue decisions made by very few executives in the absence of those that are commissioned to carry them out; and too many minor projects in the pipeline. The result is [...]

By |2020-04-30T06:00:00-05:00April 30th, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

3 Reasons It Is More Difficult to Be a CEO

I became a CEO in 1981, running my firm after working for a dynamic marketing communications firm in Chicago. At that time, there was a growth roadmap that the majority of all corporations followed, and their consultants all knew what they were and how to help clients with them. Examples included writing a business plan [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:00:27-05:00April 1st, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Today’s Speed is Fast, But at What Sacrifice?

Photo by chuttersnap CEOs today know things move at the speed of light. They also know the faster things go, the more chance there is for mistakes and miscommunications if their organization is not well defined and aligned. Meeting goals remain paramount to every smart leader, of course. Here are some insights we have learned [...]

By |2020-02-21T15:06:08-05:00February 21st, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Rethinking Marathons versus Sprints

The way business is managed today and how much faster things are innovated has changed the type of race you need to run. While marathon thinking has been in place for decades, I think it has been replaced by sprints that allow an organization to rethink and test their strategies quickly. Consider Chicago in 1981. [...]

By |2020-01-13T00:01:36-05:00January 13th, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|
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