What accomplishment are you most proud of as the first half of 2017 rapidly comes to a close? What’s your biggest challenge in the 2nd half?
Why do people follow? More importantly, why would people follow you? With the end of the first half of the year looming, if you haven’t asked yourself this question recently, it’s a good time to do so as you work on refining your plans. Great leadership involves many factors but one of the most important, […]
Lisa Ridley did an amazing job at our 11th Annual Growth Strategies breakfast a week ago sharing her “Field Guide to Scaling Up” and giving our standing room only audience of CEO’s and their teams 5 critical things to consider and possibly implement as they look to grow their businesses successfully and stay “on plan” in 2017.
One of the simple yet most profound tools that I learned in my tenure at Procter and Gamble almost 30 years ago was the Start, Stop, Continue model. Or as I like to use it, the Continue, Stop and then Start model.
Great execution takes a lot of discipline but if you’ve got the right tool kit to leverage, getting things done – including your plan and your priorities – can be a lot less frustrating and significantly more rewarding. Duct tape aside, here’s 4 essential tools to add to your kit.
Why do businesses underperform? HINT: It’s not about having the right Strategy OR the right Plan. The secret, according to the study, lies in engagement and communication. And, even though the study was published almost a decade ago, the reality hasn’t changed very much, if at all.
It’s Planning Season again… It’s time to pull your team together and celebrate your accomplishments, talk about what you want to continue to do AND what you need to stop doing. (As Murray’s character discovered, you’ll keep stepping in the same pothole of ice-cold water if you don’t learn from your mistakes. :))
There’s plenty of time for summer reading…almost half of August is left and of course Labor Day weekend – whatever these final weeks might hold in store for you. If you haven’t had a chance to “catch up” on your pile of shame, I’ll add to your list with these 10 enlightening authors. With […]
I would be very neglectful in this “management series” if I failed to include one of the foremost thought leaders and pioneers of one of the most powerful engagement tools available to managers today – the Gallup Q12 – as part of the series.
When I was a young engineer at Procter and Gamble, Jack Stack was already becoming a legend in the business world for what he was able to do with a traditional, blue-collar workforce.