Monthly Archives: September 2010

The System is the Solution!

Whether you run a company, a division or a department you must assume the task of creating the Vision, the System and the Results for your team.  “Most leaders pride themselves on setting high-level directions.”  They set the vision and … Continue reading

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Results Rule! – Part 2

“The problem in most organizations isn’t the ability to set goals.  It is making the goals meaningful and relevant.  Hoshin Kanri is a Japanese term meaning management and control of the organization’s strategic direction (compass).  It works this way.

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Results Rule! – Part 1

“Every organization has a culture that contributes to or detracts from its ability to deliver results.  Great strategies fail without a culture focused on and committed to delivering results.  Your organization’s culture is not a piece of software that can … Continue reading

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A Culture of Discipline!

It takes no more effort to be excellent than it does to be good or even mediocre.  What it does take is a Culture of Discipline where self-disciplined people first engage in disciplined thought before getting into disciplined action.

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It’s the Culture! – Part 2

There is no magic formula for creating a compelling culture.  Unfortunately, one size doesn’t fit all.  Although the main ingredients are similar, each is mixed differently depending on your own particular circumstances.  The challenge is to find the mix that … Continue reading

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It’s the Culture! – Part 1

The dictionary’s definition of culture is “The set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes a company or organization.”  All companies have a culture; however, most spend little or no time on understanding their culture and how it … Continue reading

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Complexity – The Primary Challenge

The latest Global CEO Study by IBM was published earlier this spring.  Between September 2009 and January 2010 1,541 CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders across the globe were interviewed.  In their conversations a new primary challenge was … Continue reading

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Every Journey Begins with a First Step – This is Mine!

I’ve been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 35 years.  The only time I’ve worked for someone else was right out of college.  I was an operating room technician at Richmond Memorial Hospital.  It was there I discovered teaching … Continue reading

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