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? […]

The Power of Why

What is an important project or tactic you are currently working on? How are you motivating your team-mates, others involved in this project? Where does motivation rank overall in importance for you as a leader? Connecting to motivation and “the why” is a critical leadership capability. Yet, too many leaders focus more on the “what” vs the “why” – why is that? We are too focused on the “What” vs the “Why” A lot of businesses & leaders are too caught up in the “what & how” because of the speed of business today. Questions like these dominate – What are our key goals for the quarter? What are our 5 key tactics to get us there? How will we implement? What is your next step? […]

To Grow or Die?

Obvious right? Not much of a choice, yet it’s one that organizations make all the time. The natural choice is to grow but why does the evidence show differently? For proof, you need only consider the high mortality rate of companies listed in the Fortune 500. Since 1955 89% of the Fortune 500 listed have come and gone. Remember Compaq, E.F. Hutton, MCI WorldCom, Eastern Airlines, Enron, Woolworths, Pan Am, Standard Oil, Arthur Andersen, General Foods Corp, TWA, and DeLorean Motor Co.? […]

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