Build a great company by building a great team

  To build a great company, you need to build a great team because without them you will be hard-pressed to get beyond your current growth stage. The greatest leaders have always ascribed their success to their team. Listen to a few famous quotes from some well-known leaders: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence [...]

Looking at your organization from 35,000 feet

A high-level perspective can reveal your organization’s parts and pieces and can assist you in identifying what is in alignment and what isn’t. Of all the principle foundations you could choose to begin, vision is often the missing dimension that prevents an otherwise effective organization from excelling. Perhaps your organization has excellent products and service support [...]

All emphasis equals no emphasis

  When an organization has far too many strategic initiatives and projects underway, it will overload the organization’s capacity to produce them. Michael Porter wrote, “If the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do then the essence of execution is not doing it.”  That might sound simple, but the fact is most organizations [...]

A leader’s true strength is their team

  To build a great company, we need to understand how to build a great team because without them we will be hard-pressed to get beyond first stage growth. The greatest leaders have always ascribed their success to their team. Listen to a few famous quotes from some well-known leaders: “Talent wins games, but teamwork [...]

Try asking versus telling for a change

  During the past several years, I have observed more and more leaders learning the true value of their leadership teams and employees.  With all of the changes taking place in the marketplace, we have come to appreciate the value of human contact and discussion. Aren’t you glad we can now start going places and [...]

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