Do you have a strategy? A real strategy, not just an objective, or a goal, or a vision? Most leaders I meet think they have a strategy, but what they have does not meet the definition. If they do have a strategy, they are not getting the most from it by using the strategy in two different ways. Today, I bring you an in-depth post on what is (and is not) a strategy, how to create one, and the two things you need to do with it.
Do you have someone on your team who responds to every question about the future with a statement about the past? Are they holding your strategic conversations back? Here are some tips to manage your team historian.
You know that your team is conflict avoidant. You know it’s preventing you from surfacing issues, thoroughly discussing them, and getting them resolved effectively. You really want to make it better, but how do you start? The people on your team (and maybe even your boss) are seriously unwilling to broach any subject that might […]
I’m working on a new keynote speech and a new book. To accelerate the process, I enrolled in a 4-session, 16-day public speaking program to hone the big idea, write a compelling speech, and learn how to deliver the speech in a way that will knock your socks off. The mantra of the program’s instructor […]
Does your team have a “too hard pile?” Is there a list of issues that everyone knows need to be addressed for your business to evolve, but there is tactic agreement that they would be so uncomfortable, so messy to discuss that you just work around them? That’s what happened to a team of doctors […]
There were many things to learn from the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. One of the lessons that has considerable application to the workplace is the risk of living in an echo chamber. The term “echo chamber” was used to describe the propensity of voters to surround themselves with messages that were consistent with what they […]