Monthly Archives: June 2011

Culture, Greece and the EU

All this debate and talk about Greece and the EU has finally got me so upset that I felt compelled to write my thoughts about the situation.  I apologize in advance to my readers if this sounds like a tirade, … Continue reading

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Shift the Conversation . . . Shift the Results

After over 35 years of consulting inside of businesses large and small, I keep hearing the same kinds of conversations.  The conversations are nearly all the same in every company, only the names are different.  It goes something like this: … Continue reading

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Run your business like Ford

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.   -Henry Ford Several years ago I had the opportunity to consult with the senior team of Ford of Europe on a massive turnaround.  After 12 CEOs … Continue reading

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An Effective Leadership Team . . .

That which is to be most desired in (a team) is oneness and not sameness. Sameness is the worst thing that could happen to (a team). To make all people the same would lower their quality, but oneness would raise … Continue reading

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A steep and rapid learning curve . . .

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it is the only teacher.                  —Albert Schweitzer It is a new experience for me to be a novice again and facing a steep learning curve towards some … Continue reading

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How to discourage your staff and lose momentum.

“There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?”  —Woody Allen Here’s a typical scenario which winds up producing just the opposite of what the leadership team intends.  And the sad part … Continue reading

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Core Business Processes . . .

In all enterprises, it’s the business model that deserves detailed attention and understanding.   -Mitch Thrower I was with a senior executive the other day and she was lamenting on the fact that her organization was heavily silo focused and … Continue reading

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