Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?
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Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?

Have you and your leadership team debated this issue recently? Especially as our recovery is still underway-and so many charges are occurring in consumer behavior and COVID responses. This is on the mind of my clients. So consider this: Would you rather have great execution than superior strategy in your company? I have heard many…

Can You Live by the Jeff Bezos 70 Percent Rule?

Can You Live by the Jeff Bezos 70 Percent Rule?

I recently wrote a post on decision making. It focused on what is the one thing that every growth company must do to sustain a competitive edge in today’s recovering economy. The answer? Make great decisions.  And if you are a follower of the Carter Reports, you know I always look for alternative points of view – different perspectives. …

Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?
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Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?

Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we believe your company…

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently
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15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently

Productivity. How to do more with less. Timeless topics. Back by popular demand – here is a reissue of one of my most viewed articles. Which one or two things will you adopt for 2021? This is a great read! Kevin Kruse, a NY Times author and entrepreneur, conducted an interview with ultra-productive people including…

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business
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Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business

Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment?  Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. A great board of advisors can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights, helping you develop new perspectives toward…

Was Email a Mistake? A Case for the Daily Huddle!

Was Email a Mistake? A Case for the Daily Huddle!

This recent New Yorker article by past Gazelles Summit keynoter Cal Newport maps out the history of asynchronous communication beginning with the “tubes” at CIA headquarters. An interaction is synchronous when all team members participate at the same time; asynchronous communication doesn’t require anyone to be present when a message is sent. A message can…