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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.

16 07, 2018

How “Management by Questioning” (MBQ) Can Build Engagement

By | July 16th, 2018|Right Environment|0 Comments

If there’s one management practice I absolutely love, it’s Management by Questioning (MBQ). What is MBQ? It’s the use of questions to promote thinking, learning and independence, to convey that you value people, and to help build a culture of engagement and commitment. Yes, it can do all that. Here’s how:

4 06, 2018

How to Deliver a Better than Exceptional Experience

By | June 4th, 2018|Right Environment|0 Comments

You go out for dinner. You might have a very good experience. You might have a great experience. And if you’re lucky, you’ll have an experience that is even better than exceptional.

28 05, 2018

Hiring a Former Athlete? Here’s What to Look For

By | May 28th, 2018|Right Team|0 Comments

There’s a lot to be said for hiring former athletes. Aside from the technical skills and experience you want in a job candidate, former athletes often possess traits that are associated with success in a business environment. Still, not every former athlete makes a good hire. Here’s what to look for:

14 05, 2018

Why Strategic Leaders are Like Scientists (no, really)

By | May 14th, 2018|Right Focus|0 Comments

When we think of strategic leaders, the image of a scientist – someone in a white lab coat with thick glasses holding a test tube – is not what comes to mind. Yet, surprisingly, strategic leaders are very much like scientists. Here’s how:

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