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…

Just Say Yes: The Benefits of Letting Your People Drive Improvement

Google has become a powerful example in driving innovation by providing employees with time to work on whatever they want on a regular basis.  I read a great article about this on Inc.com, “Why You Should Let Your Employees Do Whatever They Want, by Michael Schein dated February 18, 2014. I admit, when I heard about this idea some years ago, I…

Managers: Looking For Engaged, High Performers? Design Jobs To Be Loveable!

Early in my life, I discovered what it meant to love a job. It was a part-time job I held in while in High School at the A&P, where, despite my complete lack of experience, a great store manager gave me responsibility for selecting products, stocking and managing the health and beauty aids section of the store. …

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…