The Business Value of Good Managers
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, there is one thing that will make a bigger difference than almost anything else: Insist that all of your managers are good managers. Read More
Communication vs. Conversation
One of the big aha’s of my career as a business executive, is that no one actually listens to you!
As executives, we like to think that when we have just announced a compelling new strategy, initiative, or transformation, that people not only listened, but have internalized it, and are ready to take action. Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: The value of unstructured conversation.
It’s only two weeks until MOVE is released in Hardcover! Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week:
Burn the Ships at the Beach
Leading Transformation is Hard
One of my more challenging leadership assignments was to lead a transformation in a software development organization for how we developed products. Read More
“The Monday MOVE Idea”
This Week: Don’t forget about the Middle
Tell me if you’ve been in this meeting…
The exciting kick-off
You’re at a strategic off-site to clarify your new strategy. You talk about the key, long-term things your business must invent, optimize, fix, change, or create. Read More
My New Book MOVE: Available March 1, 2017
MOVE: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks & Stalls
I’m very excited to share the news with you that my new book MOVE is being published by Wiley, and will be available March 1 ! Read More
Chaos doesn’t scale
When I work with CEO’s and general managers they often tell me about their plans to scale the business.
When I ask, “So how’s that going?”, it often leads to a conversation about how they are doing business today, and the fact that “this won’t scale”. Read More
I often talk about my leadership workshops and programs as helping leaders think and work more strategically.
I was recently talking to a group of middle managers who were eager for development and one brave soul asked me, “Can you define what you mean by ‘strategic’.” Read More
There are several things that stall progress, but one that occurs a lot is the human tendency to avoid conflict.
It’s almost impossible for a team to make progress on something new, without raising, and working through at least some uncomfortable conflict. Read More