Mind The Gap: Excellent Execution

This week, I am going back a bit to dive deeper into strategy – actually, the execution of strategy – because I was reminded, yet again, of how much time and effort companies spend in developing and refining corporate strategies. Most often, only to find themselves overwhelmed while struggling to translate strategy into an effective […]

Do You See The Forest And The Trees?

This past week, I found myself in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. I went with the idea that I would relax and enjoy the long holiday weekend… and I did. However, as I observed a forest with both old and new growth, I also could not help notice the trees ravaged by sickness and […]

Successful Strategy

I was in a meeting with a senior executive recently, when he shared his concern that the processes and approaches the company is using to develop the corporate strategy may not take the business forward as planned, but backward. As we discussed his challenges, there were some key gaps that the organization was likely to […]

You Can’t Do It Alone

In today’s demanding business environment (cost pressures, flatter organizations, more direct reports, “speed to market” as a competitive advantage, etc.) you have limited opportunity to devote time and energy to your own development. Most leaders struggle to meet all of the responsibilities of their positions and are too busy and too stressed to step back […]

Winning The War: Three Key Battlefields Part 3

Innovation.   Integration.   Motivation. Once last time, three simple words… Each of these is extremely complex and rarely executed. In order to win the war for global domination, we must engage both our colleagues and our employees on three key battlefields: Innovation, Integration and Motivation. This week, we will address the third of these combat zones: […]

Winning The War: Three Key Battlefields

  Innovation.   Integration.   Motivation. Three simple words… however, implementation is extremely complex and rarely executed. In today’s challenging environment, leadership has never been more complex.  As leaders, we are the Commanders of our troops and have a responsibility to ensure we are consistently pushing forward to ensure victory. While the obvious route is to cut […]