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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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    Excerpts from “How the Mighty Fall”, where are you?

    Leadership is the lifting of one’s vision to higher sights, the raising of one’s performance to a higher standard, the building of one’s personality beyond its normal limitations. Five Stages of Decline: 1. Hubris Born of Success 2. Undisciplined Pursuit of More 3. Denial of Risk and Peril 4. Grasping for Salvation 5. Capitulation to […]

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      Role of the CEO

      Role of the CEO This is the first in three-part series on how CEO’s can become more focused, efficient and effective in their role as CEO. What’s the most important attribute for CEOs: Vision? Strategic thinking? The ability to build client relationships and close the deal? Obviously, CEOs need to have all these skills. However, […]

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        A CEO Cannot Run A Company Alone…

        It’s all about a series of Missions (short term assignments) where there is a start and an end. Today’s business environment demands innovative solutions executed rapidly and precisely by people working well together. An effective leader must be able to rally a team and lead it to its goal, successfully navigating obstacles along the way. […]

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          Executing strategy with clarity and discipline

          CEO’s place a great deal of time and energy into developing a strategy, but daily tasks, emergencies, and problems cry out and divert us from these vital strategic initiatives. Months down the road, we realize that the great strategy we developed is long forgotten or ignored.With the current speed of change, innovation and competitive pressure, […]

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            Is Your Strategy Executable?

            Recently there seems to be quite a bit of discussion around strategy execution, strategy design, and culture all as separate distinct items.  When actually they are related and connected at the hip.  It is when we separate them that they don’t work so well.  We cannot look at them in isolation. There are excellent tools […]

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              What Is Your Competitive Advantage? …your people!

              Evolution of Growth… 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.  […]

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                Why Metrics Matter, How Do You Decide Which Ones?

                Over the years I have never been much on metrics person.  Increasing market share was the main goal, through focusing on customer and product mix.  I have been working in strategic planning for 30 years and metrics were never much used in strategic planning.   The past few years I have changed and have seen […]

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                  CEO Tools For Execution

                  CEO Tools for effective Execution, to be used only with your Executive Team. A CEO doesn’t “DO” anything.  They are a Strategist, Inventor, Ambassador, Coach, Investor, and Student.  After thirty years of working with over  1000′s of CEO’s and Executive Teams in eight countries with revenue from $35 million to $800 million, people always ask,  “Are […]

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