Right Environment 03.30.20 // Michael Canic

The Importance of Messaging in Turbulent Times

Epic super cell storm cloud

These are turbulent and, for many, traumatic times. Health fears, economic fears, volatility, uncertainty … in total, it’s like nothing we’ve experienced. This is a time for leadership. And if you’re reading this, then it’s very likely you’ ... Read More

Right Environment 03.16.20 // Michael Canic

Two Common Mistakes Leaders Make When Communicating Change

Businessman stepping on banana skin

You’d think we’d have figured it out by now. Given all of the change initiatives in all of the companies throughout all of the years, you’d think we’d have figured out how to effectively communicate organizational change. ... Read More

Right Environment 01.20.20 // Michael Canic

To Create a Winning Environment, Use Winning Language

open dictionary

Language counts. The language you use sends subtle messages – intended or not – that speak to your effectiveness as a leader. ... Read More

Right Environment 12.23.19 // Michael Canic

The Value of Feeling Valued

Bernadine and I enjoy international travel. We love the feeling associated with adventure, with exploring. It’s the emotional mix of anticipation, exhilaration and apprehension. It’s a feeling of being fully alive. ... Read More

Right Environment 10.28.19 // Michael Canic

There’s a Reason it’s Called “Account-ability”

Caucasian executive boss handshaking promoting successful happy african black worker expressing gratitude praising shaking hand appreciating for good work, reward recognition acknowledgement concept

I was having coffee with David, a university student and football player who asked to meet with me to get my insights about starting a consulting practice. I’m always happy to meet with ambitious, young people who are eager to learn and grow. ... Read More

Right Environment 09.02.19 // Michael Canic

How to Make Your Meetings Productive

Diverse people voting raising hands during seminar

Bad meetings are as painful as good meetings are productive. How do you make sure that your meetings are the latter, that people are checked-in, not checked-out, and that they’re bringing their A-game? ... Read More

Right Environment 07.08.19 // Michael Canic

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 Environment 05.13.19 // Michael Canic

What You Do is Not as Important as What They Experience

Photo Of Sad Business Team Attending The Seminar

Many leaders do it. Because it’s so easy to do. They only see things through their own eyes. ... 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 Environment 01.21.19 // Michael Canic

The Five Best Ways to Retain Employees

Portrait of a group of confident businesspeople standing together in an office

As if finding talented workers isn’t enough of a challenge today, you have to be increasingly diligent to keep them from walking out the back door. Retention is becoming tougher. What can you do? ... Read More

1 2 3 4 12

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!)

Privacy Preference Center


This website uses cookies to remember you and improve your experience. To find out more see our Privacy Policy

Facebook Pixels, Google Analtics