Leaders display confidence in the face of challenge. I’ve got this. Teammates step up and ‘do’. They jump in when needed. I’ve got this. If you are talking about ‘my area,’ I’ve got this. I will let you know if I need help. In all that we do, we hear the words echo on conference…Read More about “I’ve Got This” (A business man’s double edged sword)
All too often, life is cut short in a tragic way that leaves us questioning things. How do you deal with that? What do you do now? My son Max was devastated following the tragedy suffered in California as Kobe Bryant perished at the age of 41 along with his daughter and 7 other very…Read More about Tragedy: What are you going to do now?
We are all professionals in the game. The stakes are real and everything is on the line. There are two types of leaders present… Announcers who analyze the game Players who compete during the game Which one are you? Everyone is an announcer at one point or another. Most people do it from the comfort of their…Read More about Players vs. Announcers…Which one are you?
You are sitting around the table in the conference room and you ask your team if they are doing the “thing” you had talked about last month. They assured you they were, yet they had not done it at that time. Your team identified an issue, concern or problem in a meeting and turned to you…Read More about The Leadership Gap
Where are our heroes? Can you see them? What do they look like? Did your mind go to Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man, Gamora, Spider Man or Thor? Maybe you thought of the greatest heroes of our time: law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, or those who literally fight to maintain…Read More about The Heroes Around Us
You cannot win a war with just one soldier (Unless his name is Rambo!). You cannot evolve your company with just one innovator (Unless his name is Steve Jobs). YOU NEED AN ARMY OF INNOVATORS TO WIN THE INFINITE WAR OF EVOLUTION WAGED AGAINST YOUR COMPANY. The greatest burden for a leader is to believe…Read More about 5 Ways to Win the War of Innovation
Strategic planning…we’ve covered the basics in The Ticket to Strategic Planning Part 1 and Part 2, now how about the flow of the actual meeting. How can you ensure it is successful? Read on… Popular opinion vs. Directing Course How many strategic thinkers are there? The goal for any organization is to develop as many…Read More about The Ticket to Strategic Planning – Part 3
The Strategic Planning meeting is one of the most important meetings of the year. Your company is ready for it. You confirmed, from The Ticket to Strategic Planning – Part 1, that you have the type of culture able to handle the emotions, politics and stress of a dynamic and meaningful discussion about the future.…Read More about The Ticket to Strategic Planning – Part 2
At some point during the summer, our wheels start turning. It’s time to reflect on the year. All leaders can see, short of an unforeseen crisis, how things are going and where they will wind up by year’s end. While no one on the team believes our work is done, we do need to turn…Read More about The Ticket to Strategic Planning
1. Know what you want 2. Know the price you need to pay to get it 3. Pay the price “Thanks Dave! Now I figured out life. Thanks to those three steps.” Right? Not! The steps to greatness pose simple, yet complicated realities. They present themselves as profound and direct orders. They are inspiring and…Read More about The Three Steps to Greatness – Step One Analyzed