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Why World Class Performance Isn’t Measurable

Let’s say our organization needs to buy a fleet of vehicles and we have two procurement teams. We tell team 1 that we want quiet, blue, four-door, fuel-efficient cars. We tell team 2 that we want world-class, high-quality, great-value, high-performing cars. Then we give both teams a few weeks to find their vehicles. Guess which team will be able to produce measurable...
November 14, 2017 0 Comments

How to Keep Lettuce Crunchy and Other Strategy Execution Lessons

I learned two lessons in college that I still think about – one in the kitchen and one as a strategy execution consultant. My professor claimed during a cell biology lesson that if you leave iceberg lettuce in water for about 20 minutes its cells expand as they soak up the water. He said that many chefs knew that soaking lettuce in cold water made it seem fresher and...
November 22, 2016 0 Comments

Identify Strategic Thinking with One Simple Question

Are your employees strategic thinkers? Are you?  How can you tell? How one answers one question is a dead giveaway.
July 29, 2014 0 Comments

Don’t Be THAT Guy!

We receive the funniest “help me!” calls here at the Institute.  While they probably aren’t good enough for their own reality show, these calls do provide us with some comic relief around here.   
Recently, we fielded another call to add to our “are you kidding me?” file.  
May 15, 2014 0 Comments