Create a Sense of Urgency

Create a Sense of Urgency

Why do we need a Sense of Urgency? In an interview with Harvard Business Review, John Kotter answers that question: “The fundamental reason we need urgency is because the rate of change is going up. Everybody says that and very few people believe it. “If you look at...
Deliver More, Faster

Deliver More, Faster

What used to take months and years now happens in days and hours. TIME IS COMPRESSING. That’s why, according to PwC’s 21st Global CEO Survey, “70% of US CEOs say pressure is increasing to deliver more in shorter timeframes.” How fast do you need to move?...
Start Smart

Start Smart

“Start Smart” is about setting the stage for success when you begin a new initiative. The key to Starting Smart is CLARITY about WHAT you’re aiming to achieve, WHY it’s important, and HOW you will proceed. • Clarity about WHAT you’re...
Leverage Your Resources

Leverage Your Resources

During strategic planning, there is often “resource anxiety” — worrying that there will not be enough people or funding or time to execute effectively. The solution is Leverage Point Focus™. A Leverage Point is where you can have the greatest impact with the least...
Clarify Rules of Engagement

Clarify Rules of Engagement

“Rules of Engagement” define expectations and boundaries ​— what is and is not permissible behavior. When one of our clients, The Bama Companies, a major supplier to McDonald’s, aimed to become a billion-dollar company, they created a new mergers and...