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
Every month I do a webinar on a topic of business leadership
as part of my membership program.
This month’s webinar was on Ruthless Priorities & Strategy.
(Get invited to future webinars)
If you missed it, you can download the podcast! Read More
This month’s Business Leaders’ webinar was on
LEADING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
If you missed it you can
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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
The right team
Are you leading the team you need?
Or leading the team you have?
As soon as you embark on something new or strategic, in those first moments you facing doing the new thing with the same people. 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
Good General Manager Series
All organizations struggle at some point to put their Strategy into Action (Read: actually get done what they say they want to do).
I find that key problems of executing are common in companies of all sizes and industries — but particularly in companies that want to scale. Read More
What Good General Managers Do series
Strategy vs. Numbers
Most strategic planning exercises are doomed from the start by being connected to the annual budget process.
The money always wins.
Strategy is creative. Financial Planning is operational. Strategic and financial planning require different skills, timelines, and different measures of success. Read More
Debate or GO? or Stall?
Awhile back I wrote a post about Debate Phase vs. Go Phase.
These labels help timid people raise issues when it’s helpful (Debate Phase) and then keep everyone focused on execution vs. talking more, when it is time to go. Read More
10 IDEAS FROM THE WEBINAR:
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Your job as change leader
1. Change is not just for big, special occasions. You always need to think about leading change even when it is not forced upon you. Read More
How do you manage when your budget keeps getting cut, but the expectations don’t?
You need to support 30 percent more products or customers and your budget is flat or down.
The level of quality demanded is higher.
The business is more complex. Read More