Richard Wolfe, author of Revival, The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House”, spoke this morning on NPR Morning Edition about the communications problems in the Obama White House. He observed that there has been a lack of clear messaging about the accomplishments of the first two years, and that the Republicans have clearly [...]
Rick’s Experience One of my clients named Rick was brought into a finance organization that, for all intents and purposes, was broken. The company had grown rapidly through both acquisition and organic growth, and his predecessor had paid attention primarily to internal workings and processes. As a result, no one in the broader organization was [...]
Leaders are expected to manage the details, and also understand the strategy. These opposing skills are difficult for many managers to master – most tend to lean one way or the other. The best managers do both, by conceptualizing the strategy and drilling into the details to ensure the strategy is being followed, and the execution is successful.