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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


Right Focus 04.29.19 // Michael Canic

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

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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 … ... Read More


Right Commitment 04.22.19 // Michael Canic

Be Honest About Your Excuses

Businessman writing "No excuses" on a virtual board

The results aren’t what you wanted. You had committed to achieving more, but you didn’t. And of course you can tick off a list of reasons why. ... Read More


Right Team 04.01.19 // Michael Canic

What Big Investment Firms Can Teach You About Staffing

What Big Investment Firms Can Teach You About Staffing

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? ... Read More


Right Environment 03.18.19 // Michael Canic

How To Be Right Without Making Others Wrong

Angry businessman / office worker shouting at his subordinate with an expressive look.

You’re right and they’re wrong. And you know it. But if you tell someone they’re wrong or argue about why you’re right, then you’ll likely antagonize them. Cause them to be further entrenched in their position. Or even damage the relationship ... Read More


Right Focus 03.04.19 // Michael Canic

Lease Your Beliefs, Don’t Own Them

Lease Your Beliefs, Don’t Own Them

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


Right Commitment 02.18.19 // Michael Canic

How to Win the War Against Distractions

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You’re ambitious. You’re results-driven. You want to win. But you have enemies. They’re fighting against what you want. And they’re growing stronger by the day. ... Read More


Right Team 02.04.19 // Michael Canic

Attracting Talent: It’s Time to Get Dramatic

Male actor in the theater standing on the stage reaching or offering with hand towards the camera. Shallow depth of field.

Everywhere I go I hear CEOs and business owners tell me the same thing. They can’t get the talent. They have open positions they can’t fill. It’s hurting production and it’s hurting service. And it’s not getting any better. ... Read More


Right Environment 01.21.19 // Michael Canic

The Five Best Ways to Retain Employees

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As if finding talented workers isn’t enough of a challenge today, you have to be increasingly diligent to keep them from walking out the back door. Retention is becoming tougher. What can you do? ... Read More


Right Focus 01.07.19 // Michael Canic

Your New Year’s Goals Will Fail … Unless You Do This

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We’re fresh into the New Year. You’re full of ambition and full of energy. And, importantly, you’ve identified your goals. ... 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!)

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