Think You’ve Got Stress?

I have a confession that you probably already know: I’m a horribly inconsistent blogger. But, hopefully, you find my content good enough that when stuff comes out, it’s worth your time to read. Which I’m hoping this post will be equally regarded – but know that I am starting with some heavy words. My wifeContinue reading “Think You’ve Got Stress?”

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”

How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships

I wrote a guest blog for Nimble on “How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships” at http://www.nimble.com/blog/how-to-build-and-destroy-great-working-relationships/ I think you will like it… Tim Ohai

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…”

A Thanksgiving Note

It’s appropriate on Thanksgiving to take a moment and think. In the midst of so much food, family, and football (and not necessarily in that order), I think it is easy to get overwhelmed in the busy-ness. So, for my own sanity benefit at least, I offer the following thoughts. E mahalo i ka meaContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Note”

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…”

How to Drive Purpose Into Your Team

(Leaders – this one is for you) Let me begin by saying the workplace is no place for therapy. If you’ve got issues, if you didn’t get hugged enough as a kid, if you still need to work through whatever happened to you in jr. high… there are boundaries to what is appropriate and whatContinue reading “How to Drive Purpose Into Your Team”

Are You Getting Toxic Results or Empowered Results?

Every work day, countless sales people wake up and begin their day with an eerily similar routine. When the alarm goes off, they jump in the shower, grab a bite, and make the 20-foot trek to the home office or 1 hour-commute to the office. The morning will usually start with a review of emails,Continue reading “Are You Getting Toxic Results or Empowered Results?”