There are good reasons to reorganize, adjusting and aligning capabilities to serve clients and ever-changing markets, yet the leadership team itself is the organizational unit that is least discussed, and least affected by organizational restructuring. How do you and your leadership team ensure that you are doing what’s right for the business and your customers, instead of taking care of yourselves?
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The Holiday Wedding
This holiday wedding story is a gentle reminder of what happens when we fail to recognize how important our contribution is to the customer, a teammate, and our organization.
Nesting in the Executive Team – Part I
Are you struggling to deliver on your strategy? Is there a Lack of urgency in your organization? Your executive team could be suffering from “executive nesting”. Read more here.
Executive Team Ethics – What’s Your Call?
How can you support a CEO who is dealing with someone who as crossed the ethics line for the company? How can you discipline and write up such behavior in a performance review? We’ll discuss that in this blog.
Overstuffing Your Stategy?
More is not always better. Adding new initiatives to your strategic agenda before having the difficult conversations about what to take out, leads to an overstuffed strategy that does not perform.
Engulfed in Escalations?
Are you engulfed by escalations because others ask you how do things or to take on uncomfortable tasks instead of developing their own ideas and actions? Here are three ways to ensure that you aren’t on the receiving end of every escalation that comes your way.
Magnetize Your Strategy
Strategy often stumbles because it is a collection of complicated facts and initiatives that are confusing and difficult to follow. Craft a strategy that tells a story about helping customers and creating value for others and you have got foundation for an emotionally compelling strategy. Logic and facts encourage us to think, yet stories evoke emotions that compel us to act.
What is the most strategic decision that you have made in the last 60 days, personally or professionally? When you look at the decision or decisions you selected, why did you consider it a strategic decision?
Focus on the Crossroads
You can do many things this year. Many will keep you busy and maintain the status quo. Other actions will serve as a catalyst and contribute to the highest vision you have for yourself and your business. Keep your focus at the crossroads.
Win-Win or Win-Lose?
If win-win is your default function, and you continue to push win-win negotiation practices when the other party is looking only to do the best deal for themself, you will get slaughtered on the negotiation table.
Paying attention to what the other party does, not only what they say, helps you determine whether or not you have a win-win opportunity in front of you.