What is the secret to developing sustainable, long-term success? According to Christian Mitreanu in Is Strategy a Bad Word, long term success happens when an organization learns to "understand and relate to its customers. It is the ongoing cultivation of
Well…you can always hope…but sometimes when you hope, you’re only postponing the inevitable. Lakers down 3 to 1 to Phoenix. It would be awesome if somehow they could come from behind like last year’s Suns. But should I hold my
What are your conversations about when you pull your key leadership team together? Do you spend most of your time dreaming about where you’re going? Or do you actually get down to brass tacks about how to get there? Do
Hot off the press, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss is out and off to a jammin’ start. Tripped across an early word about the book last week. Looks very interesting.
So…are the people on your team trying to avoid change. Are they simply trying to effectively deal with the change around them? Or maybe they’re actually try to make change? That’s actually a very critical distinction. The people you want
A somewhat frequent idea here at StrategyCentral is that the goal is to get to there. What am I talking about? Mostly I’m using "there" as a synonym for "vision". Lots of us have a dream about how things might
Picked up what looks like will be a great book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith. If you’re not familiar with Marshall, you’ve been missing out. For a
Everybody is reasonable aware of the importance of getting their message out to your customers. Some do it better than others. Honestly, some do it WAY better than others. Some know to do it but don’t really make the effort.
I’ve talked about TED several times in the last year or so. Great source for a very eclectic cast of speakers on a wide variety of topics. One of my readers pointed me to Pop!Tech, described as an East Coast
Tripped across a really good podcast today that honors Peter Drucker and it features Marshall Goldsmith, Frances Hesselbein, Tom Peters and David Maister. Very interesting stuff. Lots to learn in a conversation like this. You can listen in right here.