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Why You Can’t Manage Change

As important as dealing with change is, the statistics on successfully implementing change in organizations is dismal. According to most studies, more than two thirds of change initiatives fail to achieve their stated objectives. But that does not stop many people from repeating the same old mistakes that have led to this lack of success....

Strategic Planning Checklist for Leadership Success

If your strategic planning process and meetings are not highly engaging, energizing, clarifying, focusing, and aligning your team… you’re doing it wrong. Strategic planning, done well, should be one of the most dynamic and even enjoyable meetings of the minds. It should accelerate a leadership team’s ability to come together to clearly and concisely conclude...

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3 Key Questions to Create Success and Maximize Impact

A critical key to success you and your organization is to ask three high value questions that are most important to get clear answers to. It is also critically important to not just understand and apply the 3 questions, but to appreciate the order in which you need to ask them. Question #1: If you...

Rebuilding trust as a leader

How to Rebuild Trust as a Leader

I think you’ll agree with me on this one… Trust is an absolutely essential foundation of any great relationship. A breakdown of trust is one of the most significant reasons a group, team, or organization under-performs, or even fails. Eroded trust undermines the best goals, and renders mission statements and customer service promises lame. It...

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The Leadership Decision-Making Process

What drives your decision-making process – and how do you engage the rest of your organization to be fully on board? One of our associates was leading a planning session with the C-Suite of a television production company. Early in the session, we asked everyone to write down their growth goals for the coming year....

Mission and vision

The Difference Between Vision and Mission

The difference between Vision and Mission is the difference between what you stand for — and where you are in relation to that stance. Christos M. Cotsakos, the former Chairman and CEO of E*TRADE used to have a quote from Winnie the Pooh on his reminder board: “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump,...

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