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Hall of Fame Performance and the Leadership Factor

The key issue isn’t having a strategy, it’s getting it implemented!  ~Jack Welch One of the most difficult areas of business is not developing strategy, but actually delivering on strategic objectives. Every business has a strategy (some developed with expensive consulting … Continue reading

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Team Chemistry

I didn’t do well in high school chemistry class and even worse in college chemistry.  But I always marvelled at how a chemical reaction required just the right amount of ingredients in order to occur.  Take titration, for example.  Add … Continue reading

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Does Water Have More Determination Than Your Leadership Team?

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is more like Physics than Human Resources.

The old story of the elephant and the blind men is as poignant as ever in revealing a profound lesson: Several blind men came across an elephant and never having seen an elephant, each had a different description based on … Continue reading

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“Kip” van Winkle and Rethinking Leadership . . .

Imagine this modern twist on the old story of Rip van Winkle. The very weird day of “Kip” van Winkle, senior executive: It took Kip most of breakfast to fully wake up.  After all, 50 years asleep is a rather … Continue reading

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FASTBREAK now a Kindle eBook

Announcement: My recent business book:  FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution, is now a Kindle eBook and can be easily downloaded to the iPad or PC (with free Kindle app) or to your Kindle reader from both Amazon.com and … Continue reading

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The “Nocebo” Effect and Strategy Execution

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.   ~Charles W. Eliot By now nearly everyone has heard of the “placebo” effect, particularly as it pertains to medicine.  Just a reminder: The Placebo Effect is an … Continue reading

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