How do you start a new year? Are you a resolutions person? Do you set intentions? I use themes. I’m evaluating my progress on my 2020 themes and sharing my 2021 themes in hopes you will use a similar process to bring focus to your year.
“We’re smart people, we kick off a lot of ideas.” This was a quote from a participant in the Cascading Strategy workshop we delivered last week. We were in the midst of a discussion about clearing out some low value work to make room for the new strategic priorities when this SVP admitted that he […]
We’re helping a group of senior leaders prepare to cascade their corporate business strategy down into their departments. I’m putting the materials together and thought I would take a moment to share the ideas with you. I can’t cover a half-day workshop in one post, but I can focus on one element that I think […]
This is the final post in a short series explaining why my new firm is called 3COze (rhymes with “she goes”). The name links directly to our mission statement: “we will radically transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute so they can achieve amazing things together.” In the first three posts over here at […]
How do you show up when you sit around the table with your team these days? I get to stand in front of many teams and sometimes I wish I could take a quick snapshot of what I see. Right now, I see a lot of people who look like they’ve run out of […]
The “busy” epidemic has received significant attention and much has been written about how to prioritize to keep one’s workload at a manageable level. In my book, You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, I even included a chapter called “Know when to say no.” Although there is […]
Lately, I’ve been working with an organization undergoing a massive culture shift. The most important and impressive aspect is the shift to greater discipline. My exposure to that company and its leaders has made me view other organizations differently. It has made it abundantly clear to me how few organizations, teams, and ultimately how few […]