THOUGHTS ON STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

People Will Not Follow You if You’re Unclear

"People will not follow you if you're unclear. And, the reason they won't follow you is not because they don't want to, it's because they can't." ~ Andy Stanley Andy Stanley's latest series "Leading Through: Three Essentials for Navigating Uncertainty" has an entire...

How to Best Use AI for Better Analytics

How to best use AI for better analytics. When you've worked for four of the biggest consulting firms, you've seen a few things. You've also seen years worth of "modernization" set as the primary priority in a matter of months. But how do you take decades of data,...

How to Punch Above Your Weight When You Don’t Have a COO

How to punch above your weight when you don't have a COO. You've accomplished a lot. The thought of a COO to own strategic execution has crossed your mind, but you're just not there yet. So, you or your CFO owns it. The problem is your organization is growing, and you...

The Chains of Habit

"The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they're too heavy to be broken." The habits you've instilled to execute your strategy will most likely have to change. Moving forward, you'll have to rely less on face-to-face stand up meetings and more on clear...

How Easy and Familiar Can Turn Into a Trap

How easy and familiar can turn into a trap. You have tools that you've used for decades. These tools are comfortable and familiar, which may come at a cost. The problem is, easy and familiar may not be the right long-term solution. Often it's not. Too often, I see...

Why Getting Focused Work Done is More Important Than Ever

Why Getting Focused Work Done is More Important Than Ever

You rely on your team to get specific work done, and the pressure to get that work done has never been higher. Meanwhile, your team knows and feels the same pressure. The comfort of their office and standup meetings has been disrupted. ?Everyone is feeling the...

3 Qualities of a Great Business Leader

3 Qualities of a Great Business Leader

Qualities of a Great Business Leader In today's fast-paced business world of startups, social media, "the next Uber", all the other buzz words and flavors of the day, it is difficult to understand which companies are simply the result of the right place at the right...