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Maximizing Strategic Success

For a couple decades now we’ve heard claims from change experts such as Joh Kotter and McKinsey & Company that on average, 70% of new, large-scale strategic initiatives fall short of their goal.  Even if the basis for the claim … Continue reading

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Leading With Empathy

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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Creating a Culture of Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility. It’s something I frequently hear leaders say they wish they saw more of in their employees. It’s often described as a generational deficiency.  There may be some truth to that. My parents and previous employers probably thought the … Continue reading

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Test Your Assumptions When Planning

It’s fall and the time of year when most business leaders head to the conference room for their annual planning process. For some it’ll involve new goals and strategies. For others it’ll just be a budget. However you approach it, … Continue reading

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Business Planning and the Art of Motorcycle Touring

One of my favorite hobbies is long-distance motorcycle touring. I’ve been doing it for thirty-five years and during that time much of it has been spent in long hours of thinking on open roads. One conclusion I’ve come to is … Continue reading

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