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Right Focus 07.23.18 // Michael Canic

How Measurement Can Cause You to Fail

How Measurement Can Cause You to Fail

I’m going to open a proverbial “can of worms.” I want to deal with a topic that is critically important to business yet poorly understood. A topic for which we have much appreciation but little interest. ... Read More


Right Environment 07.16.18 // Michael Canic

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

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

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 engage ... Read More


Right Team 07.09.18 // Michael Canic

The Latest: 6 Traits Linked to Workplace Success

The Latest: 6 Traits Linked to Workplace Success

Those of you who regularly read my blog know that when it comes to hiring the right people I place a lot of emphasis not just on skills and experience but on traits. For each job there are a range of traits that are critical to success. Yet are there comm ... Read More


Right Commitment 07.03.18 // Michael Canic

Your Team Failed to Meet Expectations? Here’s How to Recalibrate

Your Team Failed to Meet Expectations? Here’s How to Recalibrate

Last week, with the World Cup underway, I wrote about the resurgence of German soccer and how success can lead to failure can lead to success. I outlined how the defending champions did a tremendous job of rebuilding their national program over the past 2 ... Read More


Right Focus 06.25.18 // Michael Canic

How Success Can Lead to Failure Can Lead to Success

How Success Can Lead to Failure Can Lead to Success

It’s been said that nothing fails like success. Because success provides the fertile soil in which complacency and arrogance can take root. We become complacent when we extrapolate our present success into the future and assume we will always be success ... Read More


Right Commitment 06.18.18 // Michael Canic

Why Even Picasso Didn’t Rely on Talent Alone

Why Even Picasso Didn’t Rely on Talent Alone

Pablo Picasso is considered one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. On a recent trip to Spain we toured the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and discovered how he became the artist he was. Seeing paintings by a 13-year-old Picasso, it was obvious he ... Read More


Right Environment 06.11.18 // Michael Canic

How Not to Think About Organizational Culture

How Not to Think About Organizational Culture

I’m a proponent of vibrant organizational cultures. I’ve seen how culture can help drive, or undermine, a company’s success. And I’ve learned how a culture can be transformed to achieve this. ... Read More


Right Environment 06.04.18 // Michael Canic

How to Deliver a Better than Exceptional Experience

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. ... Read More


Right Team 05.28.18 // Michael Canic

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

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 ath ... Read More


Right Commitment 05.21.18 // Michael Canic

4 Ways to Make Better Decisions

4 Ways to Make Better Decisions

As a leader you’re constantly faced with decisions. How you handle them says a lot about you. And can have major implications for your business. So how can you become more effective at making decisions? ... 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!)