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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


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

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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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