Category Archives: strategy

Self-Management:
Do You Know Where You Are Now?

At the core of self-management is your self-concept, and how it plays out in your life: the one where you’re a star and the one where you’re a little lost. Reality lies somewhere in the middle. Your self concept inevitably reflects some reality and some fantasy. The two strategic questions are: How can you best […]
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Self-Management:
Are You Doing the Right Things?

We start each day knowing we’re not going to get everything done. Every year, we reflect on our progress and wonder where the time went. Why haven’t we completed our to-do lists? I hear about this all the time in the work I do as a coach. It’s easy to get caught in the trap […]
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A Brief History of Organizations

I’ve been reviewing concepts in an interesting book that looks at the history of organizations. I believe that if we’re going to find better ways of working together in organizations, we’ll need to revise the assumptions that we’ve been using for managing people. Author Frederic Laloux looks at stages of organizational development throughout human history, […]
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The Future of Work:
Will You Be “Future Smart”?

If the first two decades of the 21st century are an indication of how the future of work is evolving, we’ll need to be vigilant and innovative to stay relevant. Game-changing trends will continue to affect business, technology, the workforce, the economy, security and the environment. We’re well aware of many of them: climate change, […]
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Business Decisions: What Are You Not Noticing?

As a leader, you’re responsible for making key business decisions each day. But how confident are you in your ability to notice all pertinent information? If you’re like most leaders, you probably believe your perception skills are keen. As convinced as you may be, it’s possible that you’re overestimating your aptitude. “Leaders often fail to […]
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7 Steps to Career Success with Waypoints

I’ve never met a successful leader who didn’t have a plan for his or her career success. The plan may have changed over the years, but there is a plan with waypoints. It’s never to late to plan out the rest of your career. You may find like I did, that you’re in a different […]
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Leadership Waypoints: 7 Steps to Plan for Success

Successful executives establish leadership waypoints along their career path. I’ve been writing about how people who want leadership success need to be strategic and practical. In my last post I explained what waypoints are and how any leader can formulate their own WAYPOINTS statement. This helps you identify the smaller steps along the road to […]
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What Are Leadership Waypoints?

Successful executives establish leadership waypoints along their career path. I’ve been writing about how people who want leadership success need to be strategic and practical. It helps to define the key actions and small wins along the way. Success isn’t built over night, and neither can you develop your leadership skills in big steps. There […]
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Leadership Blind Spots: Moral Values and Strategy

One of the most challenging choices leaders face is weighing values against short-term business gains. Values and strategy are areas where blind spots commonly occur for leaders. I’ve been discussing how even good leaders can fall into faulty thinking and leadership blind spots. No one is immune. We can group the most common leadership blind […]
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Positive Leadership Needs Clear Action Steps

Positivity is a principle, not a concrete process like Six Sigma or TQM. Successful implementation therefore requires clearly defined action steps. Think of positive leadership as a funnel: It starts with the organization and its overarching mission and values It permeates leadership teams through the expression of positive values and goals Helps managers implement and […]
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