An Essential Election Lesson For Leaders: Change Is Not Enough - We Must Evolve14/09/2016 06:00am
“Change” is the word I have heard most often in postmortems on the 2016 election. America was tired of business as usual: Trump won because he represented change – disruption of the status quo; Clinton lost because she offered more of the same – she was the status quo.
Without Strategy, Change Is Merely Substitution, Not Evolution09/08/2016 06:00am
Why do we need a new strategic plan at the beginning of each year? Common responses include: Changing dynamics in the marketplace. Board members and shareholders demand it. Executives want to further solidify their control of performance outcomes that benefit them. Employees require it to effectively do their jobs.
Top 5 Leadership Predictions That Will Impact Business Evolution In 2016 And Beyond19/01/2016 05:02pm
Over the past several years, I’ve witnessed the decline of courageous leadership in American enterprise. Rather than welcome change in order to evolve, leaders are playing it safe. Where are the leaders with the strategic focus and wisdom to take a leap of faith and the tenacity to find new ways of doing things?
5 Reasons Most Leaders Are Not Qualified To Lead13/02/2017 06:00am
I was selected for a leadership fast-track program at my first job after college. Entry to the program, similar to many corporate academy programs, was based on performance – meaning sales. But I expected the program to have different measurements for promotion to leadership positions. It didn’t. I’ll never forget my confusion the first time I saw someone from the program that most of us would have never wanted to work for - promoted to district manager. I asked my district manager why. He told me that person had sold the most product in the last year.