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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


Right Environment 09.04.18 // Michael Canic

The Secret to Being an Outstanding Communicator

The Secret to Being an Outstanding Communicator

Every organization struggles with it. Employees want more of it. Managers are unsure how to best do it. Communications. One word with many meanings that is the source of endless misunderstandings. ... Read More


Right Focus 08.29.18 // Michael Canic

The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Customers

The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Customers

What should you want to know about your customers? Some would say, “As much as possible.” Others would say, “One thing: How likely is it they would recommend you?” So which is it: everything or one thing? ... Read More


Right Team 08.21.18 // Michael Canic

Want to Hire High Achievers? Look for These 3 Traits

Want to Hire High Achievers? Look for These 3 Traits

I’ve written extensively about the importance of hiring for traits, not just skills and experience. While a base level of skills and experience might be needed to get you in the game, it’s your traits that help you win the game. ... Read More


Right Commitment 08.13.18 // Michael Canic

How to Overcome the Common Biases Every Leader Has

How to Overcome the Common Biases Every Leader Has

During my doctoral studies in the psychology of human performance I was fortunate to study with Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who would go on to win the Nobel prize for his pioneering work in behavioral economics. Behavioral economics deals with the sys ... Read More


Right Environment 08.06.18 // Michael Canic

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

How to Be 100% Present in a Distracted World

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? ... Read More


Right Focus 07.30.18 // Michael Canic

Think You Know Your Customers? Attack Your Assumptions!

Think You Know Your Customers? Attack Your Assumptions!

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 subje ... 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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