The Year in Strategy

“Friends congratulate me after a quarterly-earnings announcement and say, ‘Good job, great quarter,’ and I’ll say, ‘Thank you, but that quarter was baked three years ago.’ I’m working on a quarter that’ll happen in 2021 right now.”                                      … Continue reading The Year in Strategy

Strategy Skill Development

What is the most important skill for senior leaders to develop? According to 400 talent management executives, it’s strategic thinking.

How to Span the Silos in Your Company

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

New Year, New Results?

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?