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How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem? – Very – I always have clarity on the “why” of the problem. 31.9% – Mostly – Sometimes I’ll jump straight into problem solving. 61.3% – Not very – I tend to race off and […]

The Strategic Mistake of Overestimating Your Own Capabilities

A common strategic planning mistake that people make is overestimating their own capabilities. It’s easy to overestimate your organization’s capabilities because we tend to have a favorable view of how good we are. We also have blind spots related to weaknesses that we might have. Think about how many market leading companies you’ve seen fail. […]

What Ferrari and Bentley Can Teach You about High Performance Cultures

Building a high performance culture requires focus, dedication, and a relentless drive to make the organization function at peak levels. Can you transform your organization into a high performance culture? Today’s post is by Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting and author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). It […]

Do you believe storytelling is an important skill when it comes to making a sale?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you believe storytelling is an important skill when it comes to making a sale? – Absolutely. Great storytellers are much more effective salespeople: 80.3% – Kind of. Storytelling confers a slight advantage in selling: 15.4% – Not really. It doesn’t sway a sales decision much: 2.7% – Not at all. […]

Is Your Executive Team Stressed? Then Move!

Our brains are under constant assault from stressors. To reduce the amount of stress you feel and to improve your resilience, move. Move around physically. Exercise. Walk while on conference calls. Move. Movement has huge benefits in terms of stress reduction and resilience. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS principal and author of Hijacked […]

Is the sum of your team’s goals more than your total goal?

Our reader poll today asks: When setting goals, is the sum of your team’s goals more than your total goal? – All the time. It helps me hedge on hitting my goal: 39.6% – Sometimes, but only for the most critical goals: 36.9% – Rarely. I only do it in extreme cases: 9.4% – Never. […]