Legacy Beliefs—The Ties that Bind

Legacy beliefs exert a powerful force in our organizations and in our own lives. When those beliefs no longer match the external reality, our personal and business strategies come crashing down. Yet some leaders and professionals find a way to break away from the ties that bind.

By | October 7th, 2016|Career, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Experience Cuts Both Ways

When we overweight the value of experience in hiring situations or in navigating strategy, we increase our risk of failure. The challenge we face as leaders and managers is to imbue ourselves and our cultures with a sense of curiosity and the means and confidence to experiment.

By | August 28th, 2016|Art of Managing, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Strategy|1 Comment

Reorganization B.S.

Structure is a powerful management tool when developed carefully and focused on aligning your team's superpowers with the big opportunities.

By | August 15th, 2016|Art of Managing, Leadership, Strategy|1 Comment

Why Unilever Buying Dollar Shave Club is Relevant for Your Firm

The acquisition of Dollar Shave Club by Unilever highlights the need for all of us in our businesses to look beyond our traditional approaches. We focus intensely on what we do and how we do it and we fail to see simple alternatives that upstarts can easily exploit at our expense.

By | July 20th, 2016|Art of Managing, Strategy|0 Comments

New Video: 3 Ideas to Help Jump-Start Your Strategy Process

Helping a group align on the hard work of strategy is...hard work. Here are 3 ideas in my latest video update to help you get people working together early in the strategy process:

By | June 17th, 2016|High Performance Management Teams, Strategy|0 Comments

The Painful Process of Pivoting to New Markets

Helping a once successful business navigate to new markets is one of the most difficult acts in all of business. The deck is stacked against us in many places, particularly when it comes to the issue of leadership courage.

By | May 25th, 2016|Art of Managing, Leadership, Strategy|2 Comments

Art’s Writing and Week in Review for January 30, 2016

A bit of commentary on the month that was January, 2016 and a recap of my leadership and management writing around the web. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

By | January 30th, 2016|Career, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

Art’s Leadership & Management Writing for the Week Ending 1/16/16

For this week, I served up articles on avoiding a leadership meltdown, succeeding with your first presentation to executives, conducting difficult conversations, achieving your leadership goals this year and wrapping your brain around the concepts and vocabulary of strategy. Enjoy the articles and use them in great leadership, management and career health!

By | January 16th, 2016|Art of Managing, Leadership|0 Comments

Yahoo Misfires—Don’t Let this Happen to Your Firm

Yahoo—a name left over from the boom and bust period of the dot.com world—has somehow managed to limp along in a world where many struggle to understand its value proposition. According to a recent article in Forbes, the exodus of talent and the frustration found in much of the remaining workforce has much to do with the lack of clarity around strategy and direction.

By | December 9th, 2015|Art of Managing, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Art of Managing—Avoid Strategy Malpractice with a Proper Diagnosis

If you’ve ever dealt with a complex medical issue, you understand how difficult it sometimes is to identify the real problem. Yet, pinpointing this problem is essential to developing the best possible treatment regimen. It can be a matter of life or death. The same holds true in business, where it's essential to put time and efforts into developing an effective diagnosis of your firm's situation:

By | December 8th, 2015|Art of Managing, Strategy|0 Comments