Even the worst bosses teach you things. Here are a few from my experience. Have you ever had a bad boss? I don’t mean somebody you just didn’t click with, I mean a really bad boss. They didn’t have to be a bad person (though they might be). They just might not have been competent bosses. […]
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A world-beating competitive advantage doesn’t make you smart, it makes you lucky; so don’t try to emulate people who have one. Perusing my “clutter” folder today, I came across a post on the Harvard Business Review that highlights how “The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose.” It’s not a bad read, other than […]
Here’s a little post just to get the juices flowing again. It has been quite possibly the longest time between blog posts I’ve taken since launching this thing three years ago, and I’m not proud of that. Between the demand of a nicely-diversified consulting practice, a good helping of friends and family, and a bit […]
New information is always valuable to your strategy in life, business, and the occasional game show. Note: I woke up this morning and found an obituary to game show host Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal fame. This is a draft that was buried deep in my queue that I thought might be a […]
Sure, you know big brother is watching you, but is your business strategy watching big brother? Bombardier woke up this week to a 220 percent tariff on its high end planes, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The news was a blow to the company’s share price, and probably a bigger blow to those who depend […]
A fully aware business strategy must consider the trend behind the trend. Finding meta trends can accelerate and sharpen your thinking. Great business strategy is–to put it simply–aware. It is aware of the market, it is aware of capabilities, it is aware of trends: both micro and mega trends. But I’m going to go out […]
A distinct ability to push through when you just don’t want to is a leadership virtue. I played a lot of (American) football a long time ago. One of the annual rituals of a football team is training camp, where the team practices intensely for a number of weeks in preparation for a season of […]
This week’s reads and resources to provoke thoughts on strategy, leadership, life, and other things. Every week, I get to devour a hefty heap of digital content in service to our clients and partners. As I sift through the internet on this mission, I discover things that are relevant to business, strategy, leadership, and life in general. As […]
You know there’s an elephant in the room. You don’t have a strategic plan until you’ve been unreasonable enough to name it.
Big ideas aren’t enough to change things. You need powerful sponsorship.