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CEO Epic Fail: Have a Blueprint BEFORE You Swing the Hammer

Have you ever noticed how a newly hired CEO often starts his/her tenure with a BANG!  Making all sorts of immediate changes – whether it’s replacing the entire leadership team, reorganizing, initiating a major acquisition or spinning off a business unit?   One thing that is a hallmark of new CEOs is…change! And this creates great tension...
June 3, 2015 0 Comments

Visionary Leaders: What’s Their Secret?

An executive once asked me a question that launched me on a 4-year quest for an answer.  We were discussing examples of visionary leaders who led their organizations to great heights.  He looked at me with desperation in his eyes and said, “HOW do visionary leaders think of this stuff?  I’m not Steve Jobs or Henry Ford.  I have no brilliant...
March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Wandering in Circles: The Shocking Truth about How Some Companies Choose Their Strategy

I received a text message from a friend today:  “My brother-in-law needs to build a balanced scorecard.  Where can he find examples?”   ~Sigh~   That is like asking me, “My brother-in-law needs to get from New York to Texas.  Where can he find any old Google Map screenshots?”  The crux of the matter is: What is...
November 26, 2014 0 Comments

3 Tips for Shark Tank: Would YOUR Business Attract a Shark?

I love to watch Shark Tank and I’ve been known to purchase a product that the Sharks reject.  

So, what was the problem?  Why don’t the Sharks bite on a good product?  Because it’s not about the product.  It’s about the business.  
November 6, 2014 0 Comments
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