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Posts in the Growth Category

There are 450 Strategic Platforms…Which One Is For You?

There are 450 strategic platforms.  Which one do I pick for my company?  Which one works with my business model?  Which one works with the skill level of my employees?  Which one will get me where I want to go? All are questions I should never stop asking, yet I can’t investigate every strategic model, […]

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    Which Comes First…Strategy or Structure?

    Strategic planning is the ‘what’ people do together to create a future.  Culture is ‘why’ people want to associate with you to create that future together.  We can have a strategic plan that may be the best and greatest direction but if the people don’t want to help you it won’t happen.  The other way […]

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      What does a CEO think and talk about?

      CEO’s who know how to make money are getting together to focus on the challenges of fast growth.  Confidential, experienced, seasoned CEO’s (10 years experience), who want to create a strong, new future for their companies, their employees, and their communities are meeting monthly in the Detroit area. Leaders Laboratory is a collaborative and energetic […]

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        That’s a Game Changer…

        Strategy is about hitting the target in the center every time!  Recently, I was asked to review a couple of strategic plans  because they weren’t getting the results they had hoped for.  Some might say it is all in the execution.  Some would say the strategy isn’t right.  Some would say we have the wrong […]

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          How To Execute Your Strategy

            “Culture will eat strategy for breakfast every day” stated by Peter Drucker.  You can have the best strategy, yet if the people don’t want to do it, they won’t!  Execution, execution, execution – how do we make that happen?  All the companies I am working with are showing dramatic growth!  Which leads to weak […]

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            How to Integrate Strategy, Culture, and Accountability

            In one of the LinkedIn discussion groups focusing on Cultural Change and Strategic Planning, the question was asked “What tools do you use to bring the three areas of growth together (people, strategy, accountability)? Thank you Ray (client) for your comments and question. We use a few tools, an Execution Roadmap which is similar to […]

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              We Are Born Dreamers…

              If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “how did you get the opportunity to really do what you wanted to do?”  I would have millions!  So many people go to the college their parents went to, they get the first job their ‘suppose to get’ and they think they are on […]

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                Leaders Leading The Way…

                Last week the Leaders Laboratory group of CEO’s met to discuss future discoveries for the group. To remain innovative, excited, energetic and to continue creating the future – groups may change shape as trust builds and a joint purpose develops. We came together several months as a Leaders test Laboratory, to explore new structures and […]

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                  Cultivating Culture

                  Culture of innovation is the drive to the formal, established rules of doing business. An understanding of and commitment to the organization’s mission will guide employees when confronted by the unexpected for which no rues exist. Here are the top six cultural reasons for innovation failure: Not having a formal innovation management framework and systems […]

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                    Questions to ask yourself to achieve Exceptional Greatness

                    I decided to only offer a few well thought out questions that many Executives, who are moving to Exceptional Greatness, struggle to provide well thought out answers. The answers to these questions establish the framework for alignment and rhythm for the Team to achieve success! Executive Teams… What is your Economic Engine? (What activities make […]

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