Sculptor or Sommelier?

June 23, 2022

“The last 10 years have seen a lot of innovation indexed largely toward content consumption. But the next 10 will be indexed toward content generation. It’ll be about what we can create.” Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Touch your middle finger to your thumb and then slide them back and forth. This gesture is accompanied by the phrase, “This is the…

The Strategic Side: Strategy

June 17, 2022

How do you define strategy? If you asked five people on your team for their definition of strategy, would they all be the same? Probably not. Strategy is one of the most common business terms and at the same time, one of the most commonly misunderstood. Research has shown that for the past 50 years, there have been more than…

Being Strategic

May 5, 2022

A study of 60,000 executives showed that having a strategic approach to the business was 10x more important than any other leadership behavior studied. When you consider the strengths and areas of improvement for your executive team, what improvements can be made in their strategic thinking and strategic planning capabilities? Help your team develop their strategic thinking and planning capabilities…

Winning the Mental Game

February 7, 2022

“The physical aspect of the sport can only take you so far. In the Olympic Games, everyone is talented. Everyone trains hard. Everyone does the work. What separates the gold medalists from the silver medalists is simply the mental game.” Shannon Miller, U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Does your mind at work feel like a business pinata, minus the candy…

5 Strategy Traps to Avoid

January 20, 2022

For many managers, the word strategy conjures up thoughts of gigantic PowerPoint decks, binders collecting dust and general confusion. A survey by Roger Martin of the Rotman School of Management found that 67 percent of managers believe their organization is bad at developing strategy. Harvard Business School professor David Collis is even more direct: “It’s a dirty little secret: Most executives…

Does Your Strategy Make Real Trade-offs?

January 14, 2022

Take a good, hard look at your strategies and ask, “Are we making real trade-offs?” In this new video, I’ll share questions you can use to stress test your strategies and develop future strategies that use the element of focus to create greater value for your customers and outperform your competition.