Nothing is more frustrating than working for a group that is constantly buried in the tactical weeds of the business. When fire drills, unproductive meetings and a too many priorities are overwhelming your team, you can take a few simple steps to act more strategically. Watch this video narrated by Rich Horwath, CEO of the … Continue reading Using Strategy Skills to Move off the Tactical Path
Only 23 percent of executives are strong at strategic thinking. Why? It’s difficult to become skilled at something if you don’t have a framework and the tools with which to practice. If a golfer only had a putter and 6-iron in her bag and lacked a swing framework, she’s going to be much less effective … Continue reading The Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Framework
The word silo has its roots in the Greek term siros, which means “corn pit.” From there, the word was used by Western military units for underground chambers that were used to house missiles. Later on, management consultants borrowed it as an analogy to business systems, groups or processes that worked separately from one another. … Continue reading How to Span the Silos in Your Company
The first month of the year brings with it cold weather and a clean slate. Anything’s possible, and the sky is the limit. Or is it? For many people, the sky isn’t the limit. Their mind is the limit. The boundaries of their perception of what’s possible shrink back to the constricted thoughts of what … Continue reading New Year, New Results?
As the end of the year approaches, good leaders will take time to reflect on what they and their teams accomplished, where they felt short and their key learning’s from the year. Inevitably, there will be several projects or initiatives that simply didn’t go anywhere. Sometimes, the lack of progress is due to a lack … Continue reading Beware the Decision Triangle