Executive Smarts – New Book on Leadership and Management is Free for a While

April 10th, 2014

We haven’t been loafing. It’s true that we haven’t posted any articles for awhile, but we have an alibi. We’ve been putting finishing touches on our new book – Executive Smarts: 25 Quick Reads on Managing for Results. This book […]


Make Strategy Review = Strategy Execution

August 6th, 2013

Strategy execution is about getting other people, and yourself, to do things – the right things. And that doesn’t happen in the typical, annual strategic planning ritual where people throw around some ideas and then check in a year later.


Staying in Touch with Reality:
3 Ways Leaders Can Avoid a Stumble

June 2nd, 2013

“How can leaders stay in touch with reality – and out of the headlines?” Wendi and I wondered this aloud over dinner with Dr. Christine Hunter and husband Bob.


Accomplishing More with Less,
Instead of Doing More with Less (rerun)

January 23rd, 2013

“What’s the first thing we do to help clients find money?” That was the question Wendi and I set out to answer when we had a forehead-thumping déjà vu. Although we didn’t phrase it quite that way, we did answer that question here about two years ago. The answer still seems pretty timely, so we’re running it again, minus a couple of typos:


Is Your Strategic Plan DOA?
Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

December 6th, 2012

Yikes! It’s the end of the year, and we’re all supposed to have a bunch of stuff done by now – like writing our strategic plans. But the deadly temptation with strategic plans is just to “git-er-done” so we can “git-er-out-the-door!” You see, simply getting it done and out the door doesn’t mean much if the plans never actually materialize.

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