Think About It! What Do We Start, Stop and Keep?
LEADERSHIP | STRATEGY

Think About It! What Do We Start, Stop and Keep?

Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side.   Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and take care of your people? Yes! Absolutely!…

Is Your One-Phrase Strategy Current?
STRATEGY

Is Your One-Phrase Strategy Current?

I have written about this topic in the past. And your one phrase strategy is as important as ever in the midst of the economic ramifications of COVID-19. Is your one phrase strategy powerful and leading your efforts to recover, grow or pivot? This is a good focus for you next quarterly planning session. All…

The Infinite Game of Business
LEADERSHIP

The Infinite Game of Business

Simon Sinek has done it again, challenging us with a different perspective in his insightful book titled The Infinite Game. The point of the infinite game is to look beyond the immediate finite game that can be won (who has the better product or higher sales this quarter) and instead focus on a long-term cause…

What X Factor Drives Your Economic Engine?
BUSINESS MODEL | STRATEGY

What X Factor Drives Your Economic Engine?

Is your company on track to be as valuable as you want it to be? Is it growing? Is it maximizing profits? If you have difficulty today with your answer, you are not alone. COVID-19 comes front and center as you ask yourself the ultimate question to achieve change and focus in your business. What…

How Do We Lead through Chaos?
LEADERSHIP

How Do We Lead through Chaos?

Simon Sinek asked someone who has done it before. Chris Fussell is president of the McChrystal Group, co-author of The NY Times bestselling book Team of Teams and a former US Navy SEAL. Simon called him up to ask how large teams can stay connected and how leaders can know what’s going on at the…

A Time To Lead
LEADERSHIP

A Time To Lead

COVID-19 virus and our economy.  Uncharted territory – YES.  But these are NOT unprecedented times from a business perspective. Think of other events that forced businesses to change or die: the Internet, Video Streaming, Starbucks, and Uber.  In these cases companies had to change their business model to thrive. I am observing many leaders thinking…