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...
3 Ways to Say Thank You

3 Ways to Say Thank You

(First posted October, 2017) When was the last time you said, ‘thank you’ unexpectedly to someone on your team? This past weekend was our Canadian Thanksgiving – a wonderful time to spend with family, eat way too much and give thanks.   This weekend always gets...
Are You Thinking Effectively?

Are You Thinking Effectively?

Are you thinking efficiently or effectively?  This is a question I heard posed by my friend, Wissam Al-Hussaini, during his delivery of one of the three modules in a new program at Schulich called Beyond Project Management. His section was all about thinking...
Agile Strategy Execution

Agile Strategy Execution

I was working with an organization last week who has a great mantra or mission statement: “Small enough to be agile, large enough to be global”.   I loved it. I was talking to them about strategy execution. The agile reference was enlightening.  It suggested that we...
Are you Emotionally Fit to Lead?

Are you Emotionally Fit to Lead?

(originally published May, 2015) Forbes.com recently published an article called “5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader” in which it suggested that leaders need emotional fitness.  How true. We look up to our leaders for all types of inspiration and guidance –...