Tag Archives: Strategic Planning
Sometimes the truth makes us uncomfortable. If that discomfort results in taking action to address the reality, that’s not such a terrible thing, is it? Continue reading
In business as in life, there are ups and downs. Nobody is immune to this. The difference between successful outcomes and unreached potential (either personal or for your organization) can be measured using a lot of different variables. However, there is one that is the best indicator of potential success or abject failure.
Let’s call it The Laziness Influence. Continue reading
Aristotle once said, “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
I think we can all agree that Aristotle was a pretty smart guy. Numerous studies have shown that the human brain responds best to goals that are presented as directives. That is, they are more effective when some kind of action is included.
I’m hoping that Aristotle wouldn’t mind if I render his observation in a more direct manner. The philosophy thus becomes: Learn, Do, and Teach. Continue reading
Leaders make all kinds of choices. They make decisions every day, some more critical than others. The best leaders don’t spend much time making decisions about nonsense. They make choices related to strategy, direction, and focus. Continue reading
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” This phrase became the cornerstone of Roosevelt’s foreign policy. This post is not about foreign policy. It is, however, going to address the need for simple and straightforward communication in a world filled with nuance, metaphor, and hyperbole. Continue reading
So you’re busy. Join the club. It seems that everyone is busy all the time. Granted, there are times when it can get overwhelming. That’s the nature of business. That being said, you’re probably not as “busy” as you think you are. Continue reading