The Situation –   A large, private-equity backed client in the residential home products space expressed the desire to explore possible expansion to new markets.   The Work –   CircleMakers™ was hired by the Chief Financial Officer to work with the executive team in defining the right markets, capabilities required, and the overall go-to-market strategy. …

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This week, Project 24 goes behind the scenes with a dynamic speaker, author and father who is passionate about building strong cultures with top organizations.  One of those organizations happens to be his family. Our 14th executive interview features Dr. Randy Ross, Founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! – a consulting and advisory firm specializing…

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In 2015, we embarked on Project 24, a bold journey to capture a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of 24 busy professionals and how they balance the demands of family and career. If you’re new here and you would like to catch up on Project 24, you can check out the introductory post here.  Also, be sure…

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Before we unveil where the path to better strategy starts, let me start with a bold statement. I believe the challenge for leadership in driving better strategy execution comes down to the ability or lack thereof to enlist, capture, and mobilize the emotional energy of organization or teams. This article will zero-in on the starting point…

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What’s the latest purchase you’ve made?  How about a recent product or service you bought from a salesperson?  Was the sales professional successful in influencing your decision? If so, chances are that he or she did one thing better than the rest.  I’ll bet they did less talking and more listening – which made you…

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My wife recently shared with me Angela Lee Duckworth’s theory on grit as it relates to students.  Having been aware of Angela’s popular work on ‘grit’, I had never actually seen the talk. After seeing the video, I’m not only convinced that grit is a big idea, but believe it may be the single greatest…

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Through of all my years as a practicing student, coach and teacher of leadership, never have I come across a book quite like Perry Noble’s, The Most Excellent Way To Lead. Perry Noble is the founding pastor of NewSpring Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, based in South Carolina.  Over…

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It’s been said that nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished overnight.  Virtually everything of real meaning or matter not only requires effort and commitment, but an investment of time.  In particular, it’s really the small investments of time over a longer period of time that add up to something significant. This is where the conversation started…

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