Year: 2018

Strategy Isn't Tactics

Strategy isn’t about starting from today and going forward into the future.  It’s about defining the future you want and working backwards from it to

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Excellence at Work

Being excellent and efficient at getting things done is good. It’s what effective managers do. Being excellent at deciding which things to get done is

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The Art of Leadership

Last week I was in Chicago and visited the world’s largest and most respected maker of fine stringed instruments, William Harris Lee & Company. They

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Fix Organization Structure Issues

Companies tend to organize by functions:  Sales, materials, finance, manufacturing, product development, marketing, etc.  But nearly all organizations produce value through a relatively small number

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Stop Organization Silos

Organization silos occur when employees identify more with their group than with the company. When employees operate in silos they tend to keep information within

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