Right Environment 12.26.17 // Michael Canic

The Secret to Keeping Good Employees Motivated

The Secret to Keeping Good Employees Motivated

You might think there’s no secret to keeping good employees motivated because they’re already motivated. Which, of course, they are. ... Read More


Right Team 12.19.17 // Michael Canic

How to Become Expert at Hiring

How to Become Expert at Hiring

I recently read Bloomberg Businessweek’s, “The Year Ahead 2018”. While I was interested in their predictions for the coming year (and the rationale for those predictions), what I especially enjoyed was their assessment of last year’s predictions. ... Read More


Right Focus 12.14.17 // Michael Canic

Embrace the Joy of Pain

A man with a vice Embrace the joy of pain.

Dream big! Develop a vision! Identify your big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG)! ... Read More


Right Commitment 12.04.17 // Michael Canic

What “Ruthless Consistency” Does Not Mean

Whenever I deliver a presentation on Ruthless Consistency, I can usually pick out someone who just isn’t comfortable with the idea. ... Read More


Right Environment 11.27.17 // Michael Canic

How Well Aligned is Your Leadership Team?

You want top performers on your leadership team. After all, they’re the ones you’re relying on to make strategy happen throughout your organization. But what if those top performers don’t, or won’t, work well together? Misaligned leadership teams ... Read More


Right Environment 11.20.17 // Michael Canic

How “Empathy” Applies in Business

Over the past few years we’ve seen increasing references to the role of empathy in business. While some have embraced the idea, others have reacted with skepticism. Let’s take a step back and ask: Is there a role for empathy in business? ... Read More


Right Team 11.13.17 // Michael Canic

How Great Companies to Work For Stay Great

Over the past 20 years, more than 450 companies have appeared on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Yet only 12 companies have made it onto the list every year. The obvious question: What, if anything, do those 12 companies have in com ... Read More


Right Focus 11.06.17 // Michael Canic

The Strategic Variable You’re Most Likely to Overlook

The Strategic Variable You’re Most Likely to Overlook

When you think of business strategy, what variables come to mind? The market spaces you choose to compete in? The products and services you offer? ... Read More


Right Environment 10.30.17 // Michael Canic

How Applicable is Coaching Sports to Coaching in Business?

How Applicable is Coaching Sports to Coaching in Business?

When people find out that I used to coach college football and we won a national championship, they often ask: How applicable is coaching sports to coaching in business? ... Read More


Right Commitment 10.23.17 // Michael Canic

Building Commitment to Strategy Execution

Building Commitment to Strategy Execution

Inspiration for my weekly blog comes from many sources. Now, after more than 300 posts, I’m reaching out to another source … you. ... Read More

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Michael Canic

Michael has posted a weekly blog on Making Strategy Happen for over 5 years. (Well, he did miss one on New Year’s Eve 2012 that we won’t talk about!)