Category Archives: Strategy

What distinguishes leaders from laggards?

What distinguishes leaders from laggards and greatness from mediocrity is the ability to uniquely imagine what could be. ~Robert Fritz When I first moved to my condo in Chicago I had a bird’s eye view of The Montgomery. This is … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Build a Strategy

The corporate role is not to see over the horizon but rather to imagine what one might find there, and begin preparations accordingly. This frees the crew to focus its full attention on the shoals and treasures that are already … Continue reading

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Don’t protect, correct your strategic planning!

The trick in [strategic planning] is not to worry about making a wrong decision; it’s learning when to correct! ~Susan Jeffers In Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers discusses the crippling effects of fear in her personal … Continue reading

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Do you have the 10 critical talents?

Entrepreneurial thinking and doing are the most important capabilities companies need from their employees.  As the competitive pace increases, it becomes more and more critical.  ~Reid Hoffman Here’s just one example of competitive pace. Who would have thought 20 years … Continue reading

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Enough really is, enough!

Enough is a wide and stable plateau. It is a place of alertness, creativity, and freedom.  ~Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez We’ve been trained, or maybe programmed, to believe that organizations must always be in a state of “growth.”  Organizations … Continue reading

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