Tag: strategy

4
Oct

Is Putting People First Really Important?

‘Jim Hamerling said in his Ted Talk “5 Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change” that this was the era of ‘always-on transformation’. We continue to hear organizations talk about ‘too many initiatives’, ‘change fatigue’, ‘the Head Office is not listening’, and ‘this is just a downsizing being called a transformation’. As Jim observes ‘always-on transformation’ sounds exhausting. How

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6
Jul

What is Your “Go-To” Conflict Mode?

I recently worked with a leadership team who was striving to improve their collaboration.  They had a consistent pattern of decision-making that did not encourage or even allow for collaboration on crucial business imperatives.  Many thought that this pattern was a result of the work/pressure/stress they were under.  This was only partially true. There are some key ingredients required to

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8
Jan

What Marathons Have to do with Managing Change?

Imagine yourself sitting around the leadership table, discussing why such a small change (insert any change here) feels like such a huge change to your team. Why are they not seeing the benefits that are so apparent to you? Why are they not just accepting and moving forward the way you are? Leaders are often flabbergasted at the reaction they

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30
Oct

Communicating Your Vision With Power

Sounds easy, but we can take for granted the impact and potential that frequent and targeted communication can have within organizations. A strong vision provides a sense of purpose for employees, a reason to go the extra mile, to go beyond expectations and really drive for results. Clarity on how the organization will embrace the future, what will change and

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10
Sep

Taking the Pain Out Of Strategy Execution

In a recent blog we highlighted what we consistently see as the top 5 pitfalls in executing strategy. The fix may be easy but not without the right amount of attention and focus. The following outlines what needs to happen to ensure success. Communicate strategic initiatives and goals through the entire organization: At every opportunity help employees see how they

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28
Jul

Avoiding Pitfalls of Strategy Execution

In recent surveys it was noted that only 5% of organizational workforces understand strategy. Alarming? Perhaps. It is certainly worthy of further discussion. We might think that if it’s the 5% at the top of the organization then maybe it’s OK. However, senior leaders who understand strategy execution know better.   If you are serious about rallying the organization around strategy there

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