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Will you lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?

Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen? Extremely: I’m the first one to call for big change: 18.4% Very: I often take up new causes: 39.6% Kind of: I’ll lead change but only if I’m really passionate about it: 39.0% Not very: […]

How well are your incentives aligned with your strategy?

Our reader poll today asks: How well are your people’s incentives aligned with your organization’s strategy? Very well: there’s a clear link between strategy and incentives: 14.0% Well: incentives are generally linked to strategy: 30.5% Not well: it’s unclear how strategy is tied to incentives: 37.8% Not at all: our incentives have nothing to do with […]

Want to succeed as a consultant? Pick the right revenue model

If you want to be a consultant and run your own firm, you need to have a good sense of your revenue model. There are many to choose from. Pick the right one and be very profitable. Pick the wrong one and you’ll be working like a dog for a tiny paycheck. Your revenue model […]

What’s the most dangerous mistake you can make when writing a strategic plan?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the most dangerous mistake you can make when writing a strategic plan? – Only pursuing small initiatives: 4% – Only pursuing huge initiatives: 3% – Only focusing on your core business and not new ones: 6% – Lacking a coherent theme or direction for initiatives: 35% – Pursuing too many […]

Leadership Lessons from the Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman has brought an incredibly powerful and entertaining hero to the forefront. We would all do well to learn some leadership lessons from the Black Panther. If you haven’t seen the Black Panther yet, go. Now. Read this blog post later. There are probably spoilers in it. I loved the Black Panther. The storyline […]

How would you characterize your approach to growing your business?

Our reader poll today asks: How would you characterize your approach to growing your business? – I lean toward “structured” and focus on pragmatic planning and execution: 56% – I lean toward “creative” and always generate new, interesting ideas: 44% Balancing creativity with structure. It’s a pretty even split between structure and creativity, with the edge […]