Summary: Executive participation is required to make strategy-based initiatives happen successfully, and without it the strategy will be hobbled or blocked completely. In other words, you cannot be a hands off executive if you want to see your strategy succeed. Something that really caught my attention in the past has been the fast and loose […]
Wait, what? Did you hear a “No” in your group? Is that person saying “no” a negative person who will drag the rest of your team down and infect them with doubt? Maybe your team will turn on that person, and burn them out of the picture. It happens all the time. Lots of leaders refuse […]
This article articulates a trend that I have seen grow over the past 30 years as a professional. It scares me. All I can recommend is that you read this article all the way through before commenting. I believe it to be very important and worth a lot of discussion, even argument. Here’s the link […]
Would anything get done without coffee?
It’s all about a phenomenon called “the frozen middle”. This wasn’t that big a deal in the 2 startups that I’ve worked with, but in a large company the middle managers make a complex network of crossing accountabilities & dependencies that have to be traced & addressed before they will feel comfortable about signing up for […]