Happy 2016… Now, Stay On Course

Well, your first week of 2016 is over. Gone. History. What new thing did you accomplish? Is it enough? If you are like me, the little dictator voice in your head is constantly talking, constantly demanding “more.” This year, I told the little dude to shut up. Not in the sense that I don’t wantContinue reading “Happy 2016… Now, Stay On Course”

Strategic Execution, pt. 4: Feed the Team

So, I have been ranting on strategic execution for a while now. And I want to take it a step further. Most of what I have been saying could be categorized as intellectual – as in each of the keys involve harnessing your intellectual choices. But for this blog, I want to engage your emotions.Continue reading “Strategic Execution, pt. 4: Feed the Team”

Strategic Execution, Part 3: Plan for Detours

Okay. You know it’s been a while when you have clients, passing you at work, commenting on how long it’s been since your last blog. Doh! No, I did not get lost in the desert. And I won’t bore you with my reasons… so here we go. The theme we are tackling is strategic execution.Continue reading “Strategic Execution, Part 3: Plan for Detours”

Strategic Execution, Part 2: Always Use a Compass…

In my last rant, I talked about the first key to strategic execution: demand clarity on the problem before you even begin (aka… Don’t chase the wind). I want to now turn my attention to the next critical key: Always use a compass. I travel a lot. And I like to drive. So, even whenContinue reading “Strategic Execution, Part 2: Always Use a Compass…”

Strategic Execution, Part 1: Don’t Chase the Wind…

It’s amazing to me how often the word “strategy” is overused used. I mean, seriously, I do not think that word means what you think it means (with a nod to Inigo Montoya). So often, I get into discussions with clients where I ask, “What is your strategy?” There are only two acceptable answers toContinue reading “Strategic Execution, Part 1: Don’t Chase the Wind…”