Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Who’s Missing from this Meeting?”

Most business strategy and operations meetings are packed, standing room only, mainly because everyone wants to represent their function, protect their departmental budgets, and push for their ideas on strategy and products.  The room is full of people, ideas, and … Continue reading

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The 3 Wishes of the CEO . . .

And the Genie said, “I will grant you three wishes, and you can’t wish for more wishes, so choose wisely!” Across the globe nearly everyone knows the story of the Genie and the three wishes. Each culture tends to have its … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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What’s all this ‘who eats who for breakfast’ stuff?

Breakfast jokes abound and I am often reminded often of the parable of the Pig and the Chicken: When it comes to a good bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed! Every journalist loves … Continue reading

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Is Your Corporate Culture a Poorly Dubbed Movie?

I enjoy watching films, I guess it’s the escapism into a new world, getting inside the lives of new characters, and being carried along by the storyline.  As Robert McKee, one of the gurus of screen writing likes to say, … Continue reading

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The T-Puzzle and Strategy Execution

Note:  I wrote this about 4 years ago but am again working with a client on strategy execution and it is a good reminder, for me as well as others.  Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes … Continue reading

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When Did the Dream Die?

As I may have mentioned before in my postings, my daughter is my hero! Her drive, focus, maturity and love of music are a constant source of inspiration (and amazement) to me. Last week we spent a couple of days together … Continue reading

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