Leadership 2015 And Beyond

For years, organizations have been faced with a few critical priorities, not the least of which has been the struggle to engage their people, and through them, to build performance to the heights needed for growth into the future. We’ve all seen the Gallup survey data:  70% of employees are disengaged.  The cost, a consequence of this widespread failure…

What’s New In Manufacturing?

Today’s post-recession manufacturing plants are leveraging the latest technologies and are transforming the way work is done in blue-collar industries.  Take a look at Manufacturing now! From Assemblymag.com  “The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck features an aluminum body and cargo box that’s a radical departure from conventional designs. The auto industry’s best-selling vehicle now features…

Strong Brands Are Built From The Inside Out

A few years ago, I observed something going on that I’d seen in several companies before, and I was struck with an insight! (I love it when that happens.) What was the observation? There are lots of organizations whose employees aren’t “sold” on their company’s brand. What specifically had I seen? Following are a few…

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…