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Posts from August, 2022

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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    Five Crucial Techniques for Doubling Revenue

    In visiting with some of the world’s top sales and marketing thought leaders, as well as CEOs whose firms are seeing dramatic increases in revenue during this downturn, several actionable ideas have emerged which you can act on immediately. 1. Dramatically Reduce Sales Cycle Time, nothing improves cash flow and revenue more than reducing your […]

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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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        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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          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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              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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                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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                  What if Everyone in Your Company Thought Like A CEO?

                  After thirty years of working with over  1000’s of CEO’s in eight different countries with revenue from $35 million to $800 million people always ask,  “Is the way a CEO thinks really different than how others think?”  My answer is “the good ones always think different than anyone else.” CEO’S and managers at all levels need […]

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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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                      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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                          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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