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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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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Any business can have a good year.  The challenge is whether they can do it again. While strategy design is vital to an organization’s growth, this article is less about what is in the strategy binder and more about what you do with it. Dictionary.com identifies the word origin of executive to come from the middle…

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The age-old debate that argues whether organizations should be heavily or even, exclusively focused towards culture or strategy could not be further from the truth. Have you put more emphasis on strategy or culture in your organization?  Do you feel as if one is more important than the other or are they mutually critical? What…

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