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  • Do You Have a Battle Strategy – or is Hope your only Strategy?

    Do You Have a Battle Strategy – or is Hope your only Strategy?

    I’m pretty sure most of us missed the Crusades … and know very little of medieval warfare. While battle strategy in that era appears to be random and haphazard, certainly in most movies depicting that period, planning invariably eclipsed brute force. Strategy proved to be the touchpoint for success in every battle, including the ones …
  • 7 Simple Steps to Build Vital Flexibility into Your Company’s DNA

    Over many years, I’ve racked my brain for the single word that represents THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE of a successful business. Go ahead. Try it. What words come to mind? Communication will probably cross your mind. Maybe Accountability … Leadership or Culture … as well as personal characteristics like …
  • Why the Lack of Momentum is the Most Lethal Force in Your Business

    Why the Lack of Momentum is the Most Lethal Force in Your Business

    An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. ~ Sir Isaac NewtonMomentum is an incredibly powerful force in business as well as physics. …
  • Have You Created a Battle Plan – or is Hope your only Strategy?

    Have You Created a Battle Plan – or is Hope your only Strategy?

    Most of us weren’t around during World War II … but D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. It involved over 250,000 troops and 15,000 ships landing along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944. Luck? Accident? … or the result of rigorous strategic …
  • Does anyone know WHY you’re in business? Wanna tell ’em?

    Does anyone know WHY you’re in business? Wanna tell ’em?

    Simon Sinek is one of the speakers at Leadercast 2014 taking place on ONE DAY ONLY on Friday, May 9. His TED talk, “How Leaders Inspire Action” is the 3rd most watched video on TED with over 16.5 million views. His latest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and …
  • Leadership Obstacles: No execution? No results!

    Leadership Obstacles: No execution? No results!

    If the execution of a company’s plans is an avowed priority, critical to the success of both the CEO and the business, why aren’t CEOs spending enough time on it to make it successful? Why is it that every time the Conference Board surveys CEOs to identify their Top Ten …
  • Leadership Lessons: Hope Springs Eternal … but it’s not enough!

    Leadership Lessons: Hope Springs Eternal … but it’s not enough!

    For most of us, this is the time of the year when hope springs eternal. We’re revved up for an exciting new year, determined to change all of the things that didn’t work last year so we can pound the ball out of the park in 2012. Nothing wrong with …
  • Spitshine Your Mission so it’s Crystal Clear

    Spitshine Your Mission so it’s Crystal Clear

    Do People REALLY understand what you do? Does your company have a Vision/Mission Statement that you clearly understand … and everyone knows who it belongs to? Last week, we talked about the proposition that Leadership = Communication and I shared a communication matrix with you to help you start on …
  • Do you have a Battle Plan – or is Hope your only Strategy?

    Most of us weren’t around during World War II … but D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, with over 250,000 troops and 15,000 ships landing along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944. Luck? Accident? … or the result of rigorous strategic planning …
  • Action Planning Podcast Series | Strategy

    Action Planning Podcast Series | Strategy

    What are we going to be covering in this 1st podcast in our Action Planning Course? These days, we’re all busier today than a woodchuck chucking wood … so it’s refreshing when we can listen for a few minutes on the way to work to grab a little inspiration to …
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