Right Team 09.16.19 // Michael Canic

Why You Should Diversify How You Think About Diversity

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You want to build a strong team. You want a diverse team. Great, but what does that mean? If you’re like most people, the first categories that come to mind are gender and race (as fuzzy as those terms might be). ... Read More


Right Environment 09.02.19 // Michael Canic

How to Make Your Meetings Productive

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Bad meetings are as painful as good meetings are productive. How do you make sure that your meetings are the latter, that people are checked-in, not checked-out, and that they’re bringing their A-game? ... Read More


Right Commitment 08.19.19 // Michael Canic

How Committed Are You to “Winning”?

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How committed are you to “winning”? Almost every leader will say things like: “Very!” “I’m all in!” “One hundred percent!” ... Read More


Right Focus 08.05.19 // Michael Canic

Why You Should Anticipate The Future Even If You Can’t Control It

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“Focus on what you can control.” Every leader knows that, right? Why waste time on the things you can’t control when you can use it to deal with the things you can? ... Read More


Right Team 07.22.19 // Michael Canic

Don’t Confuse Their Role With Their Capabilities

My best friend and I played on the same football team in college. He was a defensive back. He was fast and strong yet never fulfilled what many believed was his potential. ... Read More


Right Environment 07.08.19 // Michael Canic

Don’t Follow the Golden Rule … There’s Something Better

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Everyone knows the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s a simple yet powerful reminder to treat others the right way. ... Read More


Right Focus 06.24.19 // Michael Canic

The Cost of Quality: The 1-10-100 Rule

Early in my career, I was trained in the field of service quality. One concept that has always stuck with me is “The 1-10-100 Rule.” ... Read More


Right Commitment 06.10.19 // Michael Canic

How Should You Respond To Disappointing Results?

Unbelievable. The results aren’t just disappointing, they’re disastrous. You and your team are shell-shocked. You thought the market would respond but the market just didn’t respond. So how should you respond? ... Read More


Right Team 05.27.19 // Michael Canic

What to Look For When Forming a Team

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Let’s say you need to form a team. Maybe it’s a project team to implement a strategy. Maybe it’s a cross-functional team to deal with an issue that cuts across the org chart. Maybe it’s an integration team to help with a recent acquisition. In any ... Read More


Right Environment 05.13.19 // Michael Canic

What You Do is Not as Important as What They Experience

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Many leaders do it. Because it’s so easy to do. They only see things through their own eyes. ... Read More



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!)