Like many of us, I am a student of the language of ideas. How to say it in just the right way is the essence of great communication. Without the right language it can never be more than directional. For
Think about the programs and products you are currently offering. Think about the experiences you are currently offering to your customers. I know you might struggle to think about what you offer as program or product. You may even have
Sometimes you can tell from the name of something what it’s all about. I think you can tell from the name of StrategyCentral that I think having a strategy, thinking strategically, and action strategically are all pretty central to effectiveness.
One of the most important ongoing conversations a leader has is the one that keeps the mission on the front burner. As this critically important conversation becomes less frequent or more muddled the likelihood that the mission is accomplished decreases.
“To reach people no one else is reaching we must do things no one else is doing.” That line seems like a no-brainer. Obvious. And yet, when I heard Craig Groeschel say that at Willow’s Leadership Summit last year I
How does arriving where you’ve already been sound? Depends I guess. If you like where you’ve been, you might want to go there again. After all, there are places we’ve been that we love going back to. At the same
Keeping an eye on the effectiveness of strategy is essential. Clarifying what a win is and launching strategic steps designed to produce that win are essential to organizational success. Evaluating effectiveness is just as important. Have you ever slowed down
Think you know what actually is? Last Friday’s 20/20 featured an interesting segment highlighting a conversation with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance. Turns out there’s
Every organization has underlying assumptions that need to be examined. Why? Because unexamined assumptions are often at the root of issues that come back to haunt organizations everywhere. If you haven’t heard this portion of Andy Stanley’s talk, “Recent Random
When was the last time you examined your assumptions? How about your organization’s assumptions? An assumption, you remember, is a fact or statement taken for granted. Why do assumptions need to be examined? Looking back at history, it’s easy to