Leading the Way in Today’s Organizations

How often have you asked yourself, “Where will my decisions take my organization, short and long term? How will my leadership shape the company’s future? Will my organization’s story become one of obsolescence, of survival or of prosperity?”  If questions like these have been on your mind, you’re in good company. These are the sorts…

Manufacturing Leaders – The Very Best of the Very Latest Reads

              Links:  OUR TOP 5 INSIGHT ARTICLES, VIDEOS & STATISTICS 1. Intellectual Capital is now the leading asset class in valuation of businesses 2. Video:  Insights from our Assessments 3. Dan DiMicco: Why ‘American Made’ is the Answer, Industry Week 4. Unconventional Leadership Lessons From A Nuclear Submarine Captain and 5th:…

What 3 Actions Can Drive Success For a New CEO?

“New CEOs face a critical strategic choice. Should they settle into the job, spend a year or more getting to know their businesses, and then start shifting the portfolio? Or is it better to act quickly and boldly early on to divert resources from mature activities to a new generation of corporate opportunities?” This key…

Why Hiring Good People and Communicating Your Strategy Isn’t Enough

I was so excited when I read today’s issue of Forbes that I had to write this post immediately.  How often do we find articles that make us want to jump out of our seats and take action?  Not every day…and this is one of those times. The article?  Customer Service: What Southwest Knows And…

Strategy is Simple. It’s Execution That’s Complex!

Strategy is, and should be simple.  It consists of the 3 dimensions shown here: Value Proposition, Value Chain and how well they Fit or are aligned. FORTUNE magazine, well known for its business insights, printed an article in 1999 called “Why CEOs Fail”, highlighting an important fact: 70% of CEO failures were caused by poor execution against…