Building Trust

12/09/2017 Add Comment

Calculating your trust score Trust influences almost every interaction we have in life with other human beings.  From the service person we meet in a retail store, to our immediate family members, the trust dynamic is always in play.  And as leaders in our firms, it is essential that we know how to build trust ...

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Getting Uncomfortable

16/07/2013 Add Comment

All business leaders recognize the need for change.  The world is just moving too fast to even dream that we can continue operating under the status quo from year to year.  But change requires energy.  How can business leaders create the organizational energy needed to fuel change and overcome the inertia of status quo? Tension ...

Leading Indicators

16/07/2013 1 Comments

Numbers drive the world of business: Revenue, profitability, production efficiency, production output, lost-time due to accidents, and a variety of other measures are commonplace. And leaders would be at a severe disadvantage without timely and accurate figures relating to all aspects of their business. Numeric literacy is a must! However, in my experience few of ...

Is Your Business Focused

16/07/2013 Add Comment

In the great 1991 movie City Slickers, Jack Palance plays Curly Washburn, the weathered and wise old cowboy trying to teach the folks from the city how to drive cattle across the American west.  In one of the more memorable scenes, Curly asks the main character Mitch Robbins, played by Billy Crystal, if he’d like ...

What’s the Story

16/07/2013 Add Comment

One of my family’s favorite movies is RV starring Robin Williams.   In it the hero Bob Munro, played by Williams, takes his family on a vacation in a rented RV while secretly continuing to work in his high-profile job at an advertising agency.  He even goes as far as coordinating his cross-country RV trip ...

Strategy to Execution

16/07/2013 Add Comment

It’s a common pattern: a firm’s leadership or executive team holes up for one or two full days of high-intensity strategic planning at the start of the year, resulting in a set of strategic intentions or priorities to move the company forward. The business strategy and initiatives are top of mind immediately following this event, ...

Getting Creative

16/07/2013 Add Comment

If you are a business leader, you know the importance of innovation and creativity.  With the right spark your firm can leap ahead of the completion, grab “first mover advantage” or even redefine your industry.  At the same time, if your company is not the innovator, you could be on the losing end and left ...

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