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Right Environment 07.08.19 // Jan Bundy

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

Gold and Platinum bars to express the gold and platinum rule.

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


Right Focus 04.29.19 // Michael Canic

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

Man in shirt is fighting against his self

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

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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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