The wrong terms
Throughout my whole career I kept hearing discussions about consensus vs. command and they always rubbed me the wrong way…
What actually works was never such a mystery to me.
The problem is that people would talk about consensus or command as the only two choices for management style. Read More
Delegating is not just about assigning work.
Delegating is about making sure that the right work gets done at the right level, and making your team more capable.
As a leader, you always need to think about building a more capable team. Read More
This month’s Business Leaders’ webinar was on
LEADING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
If you missed it you can
Download the Podcast
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(which includes the presentation, and useful worksheets and templates.)
(more information below)
Why initiatives fail
Over the past year, my work with clients has focused me on the part of business that is about getting your organization to execute. Read More
Previously…Free service you don’t like
Awhile back I wrote an article about how BMW “pseudo-service” repels customers.
For those that did not read the prior article, the gist is that as an owner of a new BMW your choice is to get free service from BMW that you dislike (because of the awful and useless, “give me a 5” survey process I described) or to get good, paid-for, service from someone else. Read More
The right team
Are you leading the team you need?
Or leading the team you have?
Last week I wrote a post about recognizing if you have someone on your team who is not strategic enough…
You keep hoping that they will become more strategic…
I can tell you how that play ends… They won’t. Read More
The wrong people
As I am preparing for a session next week with an executive team on Leading Transformation, I got thinking about what blocks organizations from getting done what they intend.
What blocks their business growth?
What keeps them from executing decisively on new things? Read More
This month’s Business Leaders’ webinar was on Leading People in Business.
If you missed it you can download the podcast or the whole webinar which includes the presentation, and useful worksheets and templates.
(more information below)
Here is what we talked about:
Driving business results, leading change, innovating, and generally moving a business forward requires leading people. Read More
Hiring Business Leaders
I’ve recently been writing about business leadership and strategy, and I began thinking about something one of my mentors taught me about being an executive.
He said, “the most important decision you make is when you choose WHO.”
Hiring top talent is the not-very-secret, secret to success. Read More
The source of power
This is not a deep psychology dive on ego and power in business leadership, which is a huge topic…
But I want to share some practical observations about how good leaders build a powerful team by sharing power and others build themselves up (falsely) by imagining they can hoard power personally. Read More
In this month’s Business Leadership webinar I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Richard Rumelt about his book:
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters.
Below are some notes from our discussion.
You can download the Webinar here:
DOWNLOAD: GOOD STRATEGY, BAD STRATEGY
(Downloads are free to members of Azzarello Group)
First and foremost, get this book! Read More