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Posts in the Organizational Modeling Category

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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    Leaders Leading The Way in “Future of Work”

    Detroit, Michigan, — CEO’s working together to create a new future in the way work gets done in Southeast Michigan. In a survey conducted by Right Management, a global leader in talent management, indicates 96% of U.S. companies lack sufficient leaders.                             […]

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      Leaders Laboratory Creating The Future

        Leaders Laboratory and The Future of Work, Thank you to so many of you who are supporting the activities of Leaders Laboratory and the Future of Work, we have had a great first year and establishing great work for the upcoming year.  We are making a difference in the companies and communities we serve. This blog […]

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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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          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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                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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                  What causes misalignment?

                  1. Too many new ideas, no habits are formed for a strong foundation. 2. Lack of strategic framework. A framework helps you place new knowledge into the proper category, discipline or function. 3. Lack of a process, most organizations have not developed a process for the integration of new ideas or knowledge into the organization. […]

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                    How To Be an Efficient and Effective CEO

                    PART II: The One-to-One: How to Coach Your Direct Reports This is the second in a three-part series on how CEO’s can become more focused, efficient and effective in their role as CEO. Part one is The Six Essential Roles of the CEO. In today’s business environment, one of the most important roles CEOs can […]

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