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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 While marathon thinking has been in place for decades, I think it has been replaced by sprints that allow an organization to rethink and test their strategies quickly.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|

To Rethink or Repeat. That is the question!

All organizations, regardless of their size or type, need to rethink their market strategy to remain current with the marketplace. The reason rethinking is so important is simple. Without it, an organization can quickly fall out of pace with its key customers because the market moves so much faster today than ever before. On the [...]

By |2020-01-11T06:00:49-05:00January 11th, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Rethinking Cultural Growth

Healthy organizations are growing organizations. This simple fact works very much like riding a bicycle up a hill. Once you stop pedaling your momentum shifts from up to down! Executive leaders and team members who understand this principle never stop rethinking their organization’s strategy to create a healthy culture because they know sooner than later, [...]

By |2020-01-10T15:40:59-05:00January 10th, 2020|Culture, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

6 Insights Leaders Need To Be Successful

If you always see your organization in its present reality, you’ll never envision a new one! There are six key insights we have learned that all successful leaders know: Any asset brought to an extreme can become a liability. Products and services are a means to an end, they’re not the end goal, so the focus [...]

By |2019-10-30T06:00:24-05:00October 30th, 2019|Leadership|

3 Reasons Organizational Change Is Difficult

It’s quite common for organizational leaders to become so busy they don't have time to think through their next organizational change.  We interview employees and customers of our clients’ organization and often hear how hard and how much everyone is working, but at the same time, no real change is being accomplished. Something is not [...]

By |2019-10-29T06:00:30-05:00October 29th, 2019|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

4 Keys to Driving Organizational Change

Leaders help an organizational transformation succeed by putting into action a new direction, creating a model that others can follow to implement the desired changes, building stronger team cohesion, and owning the process.  Today’s business environment present companies with unique challenges on how to drive change. They can’t settle for incremental or periodic improvement because [...]

By |2019-10-28T12:48:02-05:00October 28th, 2019|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Why Some Leaders Easily Attract Followers

Have you ever asked yourself why it is some leaders have a great team who want to follow them while other leaders struggle with organizational issues?  I have asked this question to hundreds of leaders for the past 30 years while coaching and consulting company executives. In most cases, there is an abrupt “Deer in [...]

By |2019-09-25T06:00:59-05:00September 25th, 2019|Leadership|

4 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Performance

One of the most debilitating workplace experiences is when your team leader sits down to talk with you about your performance in terms of what you are not doing right.  This type of conversation begins with an introduction such as, “I would like to talk to you about some things that have been concerning me.” [...]

By |2019-09-24T06:00:59-05:00September 24th, 2019|Leadership|

4 Growth Drivers Every Manager Should Understand

Like many professionals, my job requires expertise in data and analytics. For me, this is great, because I’m an executive consultant and coach who loves analyzing data, and I deal with C-Suite executives who demand a strong ROI. As I move through an organization, I frequently find managers who are in incredibly important middle-management positions [...]

By |2019-09-23T13:12:50-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Leadership, Strategic Planning|
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