The enemy of strategic plan execution is the constant demands of people’s day jobs. The book “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” calls this problem the “whirlwind” and describes it as “the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and, ironically, it’s also the thing that makes … Continued
In 1805, Britain risked being invaded by Napoleon’s forces. The Battle of Trafalgar would become a decisive battle thanks to one strategic decision. As they prepared for battle, the British — led by Admiral Nelson — had a fleet of 27 ships, while the combined French and Spanish fleet featured 33 ships. … Continued
For over a century since winning the World Series in 1908, the Chicago Cubs struggled largely due to a lack of investment and commitment to create not only a team that could achieve success for one season, but could enjoy repeated success over many seasons. Every now and then the Cubs would have a good … Continued
As a business leader, it is imperative to have professional models you strive to emulate. What leaders do you model yourself after? If you didn’t say Oprah Winfrey, then you may want to reconsider your answer. Considered by many to be the most influential woman in America, Oprah has countless lessons we can all … Continued
“The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health.” That statement, from Patrick Lencioni’s “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business,” has never been more true than it is today. And yet, as Lencioni continues, “it is ignored by most leaders even though it is simple, free and available … Continued
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