Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. Fortunately, companies can build the capacity for strategic leadership.
Plans are drawn up, presented at board meetings and then left to collect dust on desks and shelves. The un-executed strategic plan has become a symbol of expensive, pedantic exercises which cost time and money, but fail to make impact.
“Management fads don’t win wars. So why do military leaders talk like MBAs?”
As the competition for the best talent grows; businesses must reduce the disconnect between their talent requirements and the strategies and processes which underpin them.
The following sayings might not be as full of as much character compared to some of the more colorful southern expressions, but they are great lines to shape your business practices around.
In a brilliant talk delivered to the Gel conference in 2006, Seth Godin spoke about the fundamental reasons behind what’s broken in the world.
When you lead a company, as opposed to just running it, one of your key responsibilities is managing the mindset of the organization.
There are certain central truths of leadership that remain timeless. Yet, conventional wisdom doesn’t always carry forward to modern times.
When to change a company’s core products or business model because of impending industry disruption—may be the hardest decision a leader faces.
Great companies understand that joy is the highest form of productivity and that profit is just a bonus byproduct.