Tag: Strategy

“They Just Get It” Method of Putting the Right People on the Bus

One time while interviewing with an executive leader, I referenced meeting next with X leader on his team. The executive’s┬áreply was, “Oh, good. He gets it.” Later in a more casual setting, I asked this executive what he meant by, “X gets it.” Actually, I did see what he meant after meeting with this person. ...

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3 Tips For Being More Strategic, Starting Now

In the last post about strategic thinking skills, no places have been more important for strategy than in chess and war. In those contexts, strategy intended to render opponents useless. Somehow, that made its way into corporations, where also through strategy, we wage a different battle with products and services. Just as humility, integrity and ...

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There’s Something Missing from Most Leadership Advice

I’ve probably said this before, but do a search on “leadership” books on Amazon.com and you’ll find literally millions of titles. Frequently, themes focus on leadership “behaviors” such as integrity, humility, collaboration, listening to others, creating a vision, inspiring others, taking risks, modeling good behavior and so on. But what about being strategic? I admit, ...