5 Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

5 Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

Every leader of every organization needs a plan – a vision for the future.  Every leader needs to know where the ship is headed and needs to drive toward that destination, day in and day out. The strategic plan is probably the most important tool that any leader has...
Great Leaders Produce Great People

Great Leaders Produce Great People

A friend of mine, we’ll call him Nick, is the CEO of a sizable company located in my area.  He is considered, say many, to be a great leader.  Never having worked with him, I was not able to pipe into this conversation. But I can now. We were chatting recently when...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I am a Canadian, I live in Canada and I celebrate Thanksgiving sometime in October, like all Canadians. But this year, Karen and I decided to spend the month of November in the US, working remotely and playing locally.  Which means that we are here for the US version...
Get Out of the Weeds

Get Out of the Weeds

One of the most difficult things we have to do as leaders, is to get out of the weeds. We’ve grown up in the subject matter space where we have typically excelled, and it is hard to leave. But we have to leave. We have to hand over the reins to others so that they can...
Who is your CSO?

Who is your CSO?

If you want to get from here to there, successfully, you need a CSO – a Chief Strategy Officer. When my friend, Mona Mitchell, and I wrote the book “7 Elements of Strategy Success” we studied the key elements that would not necessarily ensure strategy success but that...