Big Data for Big Goals

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There seems to be a lot of buzz in the news about CEOs not harnessing the power of big data. In a global survey of 362 executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, data driven organizations appear to function differently. It starts…

The 3 Gates of Growth

Growing pains occur in every business and at every level of growth. Often multiple issues will arise simultaneously as organizations navigate the various growth curves. How can leaders effectively prioritize focus and create resolution in a…

Business Builder Versus Protector: How Do You Maintain Balance

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The swaying tide between building a business and protecting a business is ever changing. Economic conditions, growth and evolving management teams can often shift the complexity and psyche of an organization.  As the leader navigates the changes…

How CEOs Impair Sustainable Growth in Their Company

A business, like nature, will move through chaos as it grows. Yet few CEOs are able to predict how growth will impact the company.  Most companies operate in a state of “figure it out as they go”. They don’t fully understand or aren’t…

When Goals Don't Work

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Why do some people succeed in reaching their goals and others fail?  There are many reasons including not knowing how to set goals, the goals are not specific, achievable, measurable, or they quit too soon.  Let’s assume though, that you…

The Truth About Modeling The Way

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One of my favorite business books is The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.  They cite that leadership is relationship. Your people want to know who you are and that you can be authentic.  You must “model the way” by…

Close the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

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In their book, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done”, authors Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan state that execution is the biggest unaddressed issue in business today. They assert that its absence is the single biggest obstacle…