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Developing a Positive Response to Negative Events

Recently I was working with a company that had a lot going wrong. They had lost customers, key employees and money. I was asked to help restore what was lost. Before I could do that I had to address their … Continue reading

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Culture as a Strategy

In my line of work I have the opportunity to see a lot of different companies and situations. What strikes me is how some succeed despite the odds against them while others struggle even in the best of times.  What … 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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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Planning

Setting strategic direction is never easy, but when leaders don’t get the results they’re expecting they often overlook the role human nature played in the outcome.  While most CEOs acknowledge the traps, many don’t see the extent to which they … Continue reading

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4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning

One of my favorite authors and management gurus, Peter Drucker, once said “The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance.” Businesses left to natural devolution will move from order to disorder, from performing … Continue reading

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