3 Principles To Create A Better Strategy And Make It A Real Business Tool

  Introducing:  Aleksey Savkin, Thought Leader and Contributor Aleksey Savkin is a founder of AKS-Labs, vendor of BSC Designer software. His areas of expertise are Strategy Execution, Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, and Business Performance Management. Aleksey is the author of a number of articles and books on Balanced Scorecard. He runs Balanced Scorecard seminars in the Moscow Business…

3 Ways Leaders Impact Organizational Performance

  Last week, we started our 5-part series, The 5 Keys to Strategy Execution, with our article on Key #1, Strategic Understanding.  Today’s article will focus on the second Key, Leadership. We are all well aware that Leadership is made up of a broad set of skills that are critical to an organization’s collective achievement of business goals. It…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Think Differently, Lead Differently Part 3: The 4 Frames

See the big picture.  Galileo discovered, in the course of innovating the first telescope, that each lens he added enabled him to have a more comprehensive, accurate perspective of the sky.  Today’s telescopes have lenses that enable scientists to see more and more accurately the celestial bodies in evening skies, enabling discovery never before possible. Framing…

Think Differently, Lead Differently Part 2: The Power of Reframing for Today’s Leaders

Once upon a time, a parable was created that became well known across the world.  “Six Blind Men And The Elephant” is a poem that describes how people interpret events and encounters very differently due to mindsets we develop through our individual life experience – mindsets that act as filters, coloring our perceptions of those events and encounters.  These fundamental differences between…

Think Differently, Lead Differently.

There is a multitude of reading available on leadership. Everywhere we look, we find new articles and books about the characteristics, priorities, actions, behavior, qualities, and mistakes made by leaders. Many of us devour those articles for breakfast because we’re all looking for ideas to maximize our positive impact as business leaders. But canned recipes…

What The Best Leaders Do That Others Don’t Do!

It’s surprising how many employees leave their brains and their hearts at the door when they come to work. Sometimes this is because they’ve learned that management just wants people to do what they’re told. Or, it may be the result of work overload sapping their energy. Whatever the cause, with 70% of the workforce…