The Importance of Crafting Meaningful & Strategic Values

How pervasive and helpful are core values in your organization? At worst, your values live on your web site; in your annual report; and in your office, in a static and meaningless way. Ideally, they are integrated into everything you do, and act as a compass for your culture and decision-making. Is it possible to reach the ideal? […]

What is the Strategic CAUSE for your organization?

Every organization has a strategy. At best, it is intentional, collective, simple, inspiring and helps guide all decision-making. At worst, it is complicated, static and lives only in a binder on a shelf… All too often the process of strategy development suffers from some fatal flaws. These flaws can be categorized as follows: The strategy is owned/crafted by the CEO or functional leader only The strategy is too complicated The strategy is not specific enough in terms of outcomes and/or tactics The strategy lacks clarity in terms of accountabilities around execution The strategy is not linked tightly with Purpose as a beacon for decisions Any of these sound familiar? […]

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