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Right Focus 11.13.18 // Michael Canic

What Driving With Two Feet Taught Me About Strategy

What Driving With Two Feet Taught Me About Strategy

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. ... Read More


Right Commitment 11.05.18 // Michael Canic

Make it Safe to Speak the Uncomfortable Truths

Make it Safe to Speak the Uncomfortable Truths

As a consultant, I know that one thing clients want me to do when I assess their organizations is to tell them the uncomfortable truths. Where are they weak? Where are they vulnerable? What are they not doing that they should be doing? What are they doing ... Read More


Right Environment 10.31.18 // Michael Canic

How Mixed Messages Undermine Your Leadership

How Mixed Messages Undermine Your Leadership

Mixed messages kill. When you as a leader say one thing yet do another, it kills your credibility. It demotivates your people. And it undermines whatever you’re trying to achieve. ... Read More


Right Team 10.23.18 // Michael Canic

One Trait You Want in Every Employee

One Trait You Want in Every Employee

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. ... Read More


Right Focus 10.15.18 // Michael Canic

Developing Strategy? Focus on Two Types of Objectives

Developing Strategy? Focus on Two Types of Objectives

You and your team are developing your company’s strategy. Let’s imagine your primary goal is to improve customer retention. ... Read More


Right Commitment 10.09.18 // Michael Canic

Why and How To Hold Your People Constructively Accountable

Why and How To Hold Your People Constructively Accountable

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 procrastin ... Read More


Right Environment 10.01.18 // Michael Canic

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

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

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. ... Read More


Right Focus 09.24.18 // Michael Canic

The #1 Mistake Every Company Makes When Strategic Planning

The #1 Mistake Every Company Makes When Strategic Planning

Everyone does it. Every company I have ever consulted with – high-tech, low-tech, service, manufacturing, blue-collar, white-collar, whatever – takes on too much. Too many strategies, too many objectives, too many initiatives, too many projects, to ... Read More


Right Team 09.17.18 // Michael Canic

How to Make Prospective Employees Want You

All signs point to the “war for talent” dragging on. Low unemployment. Fewer people seeking permanent work. More employees jumping at the prospect of greener pastures. It’s a frustrating and discouraging time for many business leaders. ... Read More


Right Commitment 09.10.18 // Michael Canic

This One Test Reflects Your Level of Commitment

This One Test Reflects Your Level of Commitment

Everyone says they’re committed. Everyone says they want to win. I’ve surveyed thousands of organizational leaders, asking them about their commitment to winning, however they define it. Their answers? “100% committed.” “All in.” “Failure ... 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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