Category Archives: Strategy

Harnessing Your Horsepower

Horses are interesting creatures. They’re actually very smart animals, much smarter than cattle or sheep. Horses enjoy learning and can be taught complex routines. Teaching takes great patience. Push a horse too hard to do something they’re not ready for … Continue reading

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Drama as a Strategy

Human beings are interesting creatures. It seems that when we have all or most of our needs met we’re the least productive. We become complacent with low energy levels, producing just enough to maintain the status quo. We’re capable of … Continue reading

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Inspiring the Vision

There’s a story I like to tell to communicate the value of having a clear and articulated vision in a company. I ask my audience to imagine they’re in a contest to complete a jigsaw puzzle. There are two teams, … Continue reading

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A Strategy of Character

In life there are people of good character you feel comfortable being around and others whom you feel less comfortable with. The same is true for companies. A company’s character and culture is rooted in its internalized values. When employees … Continue reading

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Empathy – A Leader’s Greatest Gift

It’s the planning season for many companies. Hours will be spent evaluating past performance, strategies and market opportunities all for the purpose of creating an exciting and profitable future. Often that picture is one of success. A picture you’ve gotten … Continue reading

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