Why Strategies Fail

Some corporate strategies fail because the strategy itself is flawed or non-existent.  For example, former Kodak CEO Kay Whitmore told me in 2000 that no

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Never Give Up

Yesterday the Green Bay Packers, down 26-3 at halftime, came back to stun the Dallas Cowboys 37-36. It wasn’t a fluke—the New England Patriots have

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Can't do/Can do

The world is full of people who will tell you that you cannot do something. It’s a trait of bureaucracy. But can also be a

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Decision Paralysis

During détente back in the days of Gorbachev, a group of Russian diplomats was taken to an American supermarket.  Contrary to the expectations of the

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Preparing to launch

Boatyards are busy places in the Spring.  Every year I see people all having the same goal, to launch their boats, but with different styles: 

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Not Lovin' It So Much

McDonalds told franchisees last month that “service is broken.”  Rude employees, slow service, and a chaotic environment don’t lead to a good customer experience.  No

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Vision and Accountability

Vision and Accountability The qualities of outstanding leaders, those respected by the people they lead, have been detailed by thought-leaders over and over through the

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A Day in the Life

In Philadelphia over the weekend I saw a Beatles tribute band backed up by the Philadelphia Pops.  The concert was great, but what really struck

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Leadership Succession

Having worked on CEO succession plans and processes for a number of organizations, I was intrigued this week when Pope Benedict announced that he was

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Storms

Having spent most of last week in Rhode Island and Boston last week, I cut short my planned activities Friday morning to avoid the storm. 

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