Productive Conflict

Facing Discomfort.

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

How Ruthless Priorities Drive Strategy

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

Leading Business Transformation

The Webinar:

This month’s Business Leaders’ webinar was on


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

People don't become strategic

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

5 things that block strategic progress

Good General Manager Series

The struggle

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

Strategic Planning and other Delusions

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