The GEO Mindsets™ for accelerating strategic growth and performance are Think Strategically — Focus Sharply — Move Quickly. 

Mindsets matter because they determine where you aim your attention and how you interpret information, make decisions, and lead people.

Search for OPPORTUNITIES

Search for OPPORTUNITIES

In his autobiography, Richard Branson explains how he earned billions of dollars because of his ability to spot key opportunities. Like other great leaders, Branson recognizes that opportunities are not something you wait for, they are something you search for. The...

Think AHEAD

Think AHEAD

In the heady days of my early career, I had a string of successes. Unfortunately, this gave me an exaggerated sense of my capabilities:  “I am the smartest person in the room!”  This illusion came to a screeching halt when a major economic downturn arrived. Suddenly,...

See The BIG PICTURE

See The BIG PICTURE

Imagine trying to watch a baseball game through a knothole in a fence. A ball flies by your knothole. You have no idea what it means. It’s not until you climb up and look at the whole playing field that you get a sense of what is really happening. You see the...

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 acquisitions...

Follow the Rule of THREE

Follow the Rule of THREE

The Rule of Three is a framework for focusing your attention on a vital few. It also makes things more memorable. People can remember three; add more and retention falls off.   Look around and you’ll find The Rule of Three in: Memorable quotes of great leaders...

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...

Accelerate ACTION

Accelerate ACTION

A recent survey found that 70% of CEOs said that pressure is increasing to deliver more in shorter timeframes. They’re feeling the effect of Time Compression ― what used to take months and years now happens in days and hours. This “Move Quickly” post is about how to...

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? The answer is...

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...

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