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13 05, 2019

What You Do is Not as Important as What They Experience

By | May 13th, 2019|Right Environment|0 Comments

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

29 04, 2019

Let’s Put an End to the False “Strategy vs. Culture” Debate

By | April 29th, 2019|Right Focus|0 Comments

People, let’s put an end to it. The false debate about which is more important: strategy or culture. It’s a debate that seemingly refuses to die, and it’s based on a total misunderstanding. But before I get into that, a little history …

1 04, 2019

What Big Investment Firms Can Teach You About Staffing

By | April 1st, 2019|Right Team|0 Comments

What kind of people are you likely to find working at a big investment firm? People with degrees in economics, finance and business administration, right?

4 03, 2019

Lease Your Beliefs, Don’t Own Them

By | March 4th, 2019|Right Focus|0 Comments

The double-edged sword of “knowing” is that it gets in the way of learning.

13 11, 2018

What Driving With Two Feet Taught Me About Strategy

By | November 13th, 2018|Right Focus|0 Comments

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.

23 10, 2018

One Trait You Want in Every Employee

By | October 23rd, 2018|Right Team|0 Comments

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.

9 10, 2018

Why and How To Hold Your People Constructively Accountable

By | October 9th, 2018|Right Commitment|0 Comments

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 procrastinate, or avoid it altogether.

1 10, 2018

Why You Should Focus On Worst Practices As Well As Best Practices

By | October 1st, 2018|Right Environment|0 Comments

Best practices. The activities and processes that correlate with success. You should want to migrate them throughout your organization to improve performance and accelerate change.

6 08, 2018

How to Be 100% Present in a Distracted World … and Why

By | August 6th, 2018|Right Environment|0 Comments

You’re constantly under siege. Rings, pings, buzzes and alerts – the barrage of information and communications is never-ending. Is it any wonder that, like all of us, you’re prone to distraction?

30 07, 2018

Think You Know Your Customers? Attack Your Assumptions!

By | July 30th, 2018|Right Focus|0 Comments

Lease your beliefs, don’t own them. It’s something I often say to my clients. Why? When you own your beliefs you feel compelled to defend them, and keep defending them, when they come under attack. When you lease your beliefs, it means they’re subject to reevaluation and you might decide not to renew them.