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Yes, You Should Be Talking About Strategy

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky It goes without saying that we live in a world of rapid, major, sometimes overwhelming change.  Very few [...]

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Let It Go

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm One of the more common reasons I hear from leaders for why their organizations haven’t made a particular change or [...]

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What’s Filling Your Day?

“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky Most people who lead businesses are extremely gifted, great learners, willing to try new things, open to new [...]

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3 Thoughts On Planning & Agility

“It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” – Publilius Syrus One of the parts of my career I enjoy the most is helping organizations plan for their future. One of the parts that’s less [...]

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3 Thoughts About Planning

“Our company has a short range and a long range plan. Our short range plan is to stay afloat long enough to make it to our long range plan.” – Anonymous One of the challenges I hear leaders [...]

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No Results = No Success

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill I’ve spent some time lately speaking with various groups about change, things that drive [...]

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Take a Step Back

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu I recently attended a workshop that included some team decision-making [...]

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Yes, It Still Matters

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to broke…lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget I had a very engaging conversation with someone a few weeks ago [...]

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Don’t Forget the Dragons

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” – J.R.R. Tolkien We spend a lot of time as organizations (hopefully) talking about the future. And, to most [...]

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What Are You Busy Doing?

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” – Alvin Toffler Quite often when people are inquiring about [...]

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