Right Focus 12.10.18 // Jan Bundy

Why Now is the Right Time to Think About Cutting

Businessman carefully trimming the budget with a big fat pair of red scissors against a light gray background

It’s been a great run. The economy has been on an upswing for years. Do we even remember what a recession feels like? We’re due. And many forecasters believe we’re due in 2019. Of course, economic forecasts and economic reality are often two diff ... Read More


Right Commitment 12.03.18 // Michael Canic

What is Your “Improvability Index?”

rising arrow on staircase, increasing business

“Becoming” is more important than “being.” Being is static; becoming is dynamic. Being works if things never change. Becoming is essential because things continually change. ... Read More


Right Environment 11.27.18 // Michael Canic

3 Truths About How People Process Change

Truths About How People Process Change

A lot has been written about change. Unfortunately, much of it by people who haven’t been immersed in the many nuances of planning and implementing change. ... Read More


Right Team 11.22.18 // Michael Canic

How Not to Have an Underperforming Board

How Not to Have an Underperforming Board

When building a winning team you should be concerned about more than just having the right managers and right employees. You should be concerned about having the right board. ... Read More


Right Focus 11.13.18 // Michael Canic

What Driving With Two Feet Taught Me About Strategy

What Driving With Two Feet Taught Me About Strategy

I’ve been a two-foot driver since I was 16. And I don’t mean just when driving a standard. What I mean is when driving an automatic. One foot on the accelerator, one foot on the brake. ... Read More


Right Commitment 11.05.18 // Michael Canic

Make it Safe to Speak the Uncomfortable Truths

Make it Safe to Speak the Uncomfortable Truths

As a consultant, I know that one thing clients want me to do when I assess their organizations is to tell them the uncomfortable truths. Where are they weak? Where are they vulnerable? What are they not doing that they should be doing? What are they doing ... Read More


Right Environment 10.31.18 // Michael Canic

How Mixed Messages Undermine Your Leadership

How Mixed Messages Undermine Your Leadership

Mixed messages kill. When you as a leader say one thing yet do another, it kills your credibility. It demotivates your people. And it undermines whatever you’re trying to achieve. ... Read More


Right Team 10.23.18 // Michael Canic

One Trait You Want in Every Employee

One Trait You Want in Every Employee

Stuff happens. Things don’t always go according to plan. Situations change. That’s why there’s one trait I look for in every employee. Initiative. ... Read More


Right Focus 10.15.18 // Michael Canic

Developing Strategy? Focus on Two Types of Objectives

Developing Strategy? Focus on Two Types of Objectives

You and your team are developing your company’s strategy. Let’s imagine your primary goal is to improve customer retention. ... Read More


Right Commitment 10.09.18 // Michael Canic

Why and How To Hold Your People Constructively Accountable

Why and How To Hold Your People Constructively Accountable

There are lots of reasons for not holding your people accountable for poor performance. It’s uncomfortable. It’s emotional. It takes time. It takes energy. The costs of holding your people accountable are significant. So what do you do? You procrastin ... 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!)