"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."—Lao Tzu There is a back-room mindset in times of change: “Change the people or change the people.” It … [Read more...] about What are the real costs of “muscling through” change? The evolution of Change Management. Post 1 of 3
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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." —Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) As … [Read more...] about Is Strategy Execution the “new black”?
The “70% failure rate” has been exploited enough already. It’s time to stop beating this dead horse and give it a decent burial. I get why it resonates with most of us. Strategy … [Read more...] about Time to kill the phantom 70% failure rate quoted on transformational strategy?
This is a blog about Strategy Execution and all of the disciplines that comprise it. It is about Leadership, Planning, Organizational Development, Change Management and Project … [Read more...] about About this blog
Strategy and strategy execution are two sides of the same coin―they are different and related. Leaders need to excel at both to succeed. Where does one go to explore this … [Read more...] about Strategy and Strategy Execution Conferences 2013
I always laugh when I see the new Snickers commercials—I admit it, I sometimes even rewind them. They remind me that “You’re not yourself when you’re under the stress of … [Read more...] about “You’re a little loopy when you’re hungry.” Working at the limits of change capacity
“The whales sing, not because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song.” —Andrew Stevenson There is no substitute for getting away from it all. Displacement is a … [Read more...] about Leading strategy? Vicarious rejuvenation. Post 3 of 3
“You can go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay in Bermuda.” —Mark Twain There are, of course, many compelling reasons to take a vacation, but here is one that reconciles with … [Read more...] about Leading strategy? The three key ingredients for rejuvenation. Post 2 of 3
“Going faster and faster leads either to immediate lift off or eventually to a grinding halt. Slow down to go faster.”—Gail Severini Executing strategy is exhausting―both … [Read more...] about Leading strategy? The business case for rejuvenation. Post 1 of 3
At the Association of Change Management Professionals’ annual conference last week, I participated on and moderated a panel of four great practitioners titled “Perks and Perils - … [Read more...] about Optimizing internal and external change management (presentation and tip sheet)