Building Organizations that Work Model

Gravity holds our solar system together. Leadership gravity holds organizations together and keeps individuals and teams from spinning out of control. Like planets and moons, some organizations enjoy more leadership gravity than others – making it easier for everyone to pull together. Unlike planets, we can leverage the know-how and passion of the people in…

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Teamwork at the Top

Fostering senior management level teamwork is a major challenge. Recent research suggests that few organizations actually are successful in achieving this goal. If you are interested in developing a strong senior management team, attending to the following factors will improve your odds of success. CEO commitment is a critical factor in the successful development of…

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Strategy is Not Enough

Most leaders understand the importance of strategy in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. Unfortunately strategy by itself is not enough to ensure success. It must be implemented. Successful implementation depends on effective organizations. Effective organizations don’t happen by accident. They must be designed. Design deals with how all the parts of the organization are put…

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Measurement

Measurement is an integral part of strategic leadership. Effective measurement allows you to assess your organization’s progress, make ongoing adjustments and set future direction. It allows you to do more of what’s working and less of what’s not working. Without an effective measurement system, your attempts to guide your business will amount to little more…

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Change Continuums

The message is clear: adapt or perish. The gospel preached by many of today’s ‘change masters’, suggests leaders must continuously implement improvements in their organizations in order to survive. And they must do it quickly. Failure to do so puts the organization at risk. At best this message is simplistic. At worst, it can be…

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Time Cycles

Cycles punctuate our existence; they are all around us. Many natural events like day and night, reproduction and the tides all follow well-defined cycles. Social phenomena such as the economy, business and fashion also follow fairly predictable cycles. The seasons are one of the most visible cycles. Although there is some variation, every year has…

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