Without execution, ‘vision’ is just another word for hallucination. – Mark V. Hurd When we declare our vision, or when we coordinate action with our teams, we can have all of the pieces in place. The right ideas, the right conversations, clarity on who is doing what, and in the end, we still find dissatisfaction. […]
Successful negotiation is not about getting to ‘yes;’ it’s about mastering ‘no’ and understanding what the path to an agreement is. – Christopher Voss In today’s business environment, multiple stages of coordination are often missing when working with teams, and at the very least missing a key conversation in one of the stages. “I need […]
“Fortune favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur. Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation. While this might sound like a trivial thing when coordination becomes difficult, costs increase and no one likes more costs. […]
Coordination as a Series of Conversations for Action “Hey, can you have that report for me by Friday?” It sounds like such a simple “ask”, and yet that request triggers a series of complex conversations necessary for people or teams to work together. And, when not done well, could cost businesses billions in lost productivity […]
Just like the emperor with no clothes, many MBA programs wear the clothes of leadership through their marketing, but that leadership is invisible without the corresponding development of new skills. There is an approach that addresses that gap.
How’s your leadership impact? Would you like to produce more of it in the world: more value, more meaning, more contribution, and more vitality? Do you want to advance your career, improve your team’s performance, change your organization’s culture, or elevate the results of your business? Our culture has a blind spot around leadership. With […]
People power, our ability to work with people and produce valuable outcomes together, is an essential dimension of leadership, teamwork, and human relationship. Some people seem to have it, and many don’t. How to develop this people power seems a bit mysterious in our cultural common sense. We are going to dive a bit deeper […]
To answer “how” to produce effective teams we need to address “what” are we dealing with. Are we paying attention to the right things?
How to we add value to teams that are already excellent, even standard setters? Let’s begin by looking at the dark side of achieving excellence. One pitfall for teams that have achieved a level of excellence is to rest on their laurels and lose their hunger for improvement. The danger of being the best is […]
By Bob Dunham Jim Collins, in his book Good to Great, identifies only a small number of companies that create an extraordinary level of success compared to the mainstream. It’s possible, but rare. There is an even bigger challenge for teams and organizations – survival. The business literature is also full of stories of successful […]