The Secret To Seeing Around Corners

The Secret To Seeing Around Corners

We all know them – those amazing people who appear to be able to see around corners. They almost always seem to know what’s coming before anyone else does and be ready for it. Here’s their dirty little secret. There is no magic. They just spend more time with...

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The Stages Of Onboarding Into A New Job

The Stages Of Onboarding Into A New Job

Leadership transitions are some of the toughest challenges people face – professionally and personally. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. Often, those failures are the result of mistakes made in the very beginning that can be devastating for...

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How To Win With A Service-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Service-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

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How To Win With A Delivery-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Delivery-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

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How To Win With A Production-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Production-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

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How To Win With A Design-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Design-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

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Why Sundar Pichai Cannot Both Operate And Innovate At Alphabet And Google

Why Sundar Pichai Cannot Both Operate And Innovate At Alphabet And Google

The most effective teams are made up of uniquely strong individuals working interdependently to complement and leverage each other’s strengths. So, interdependence is a good thing. Right? Certainly. But it comes at the cost of having to devote time to helping each other. As the size of the team grows, people spend more and more of their time servicing each other and less and less time focused on their own jobs. Break that cycle by adding a garbage collector to shield the rest of your group from the internal service requests.

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The Difference Between Executive Onboarding And Performance Failure

The Difference Between Executive Onboarding And Performance Failure

While there is certainly an overlap, there are important differences between executive onboarding and performance failures. The vast majority of people that fail in jobs fail for one of three reasons: poor fit, poor delivery, or poor adjustment to a change down the road.
Poor fit is always a failure of selection, due diligence or attitude during onboarding.
Poor delivery is an onboarding failure if it’s caused by getting up to speed too slowing and a performance failure later on.
Poor adjustment is an onboarding failure if it’s rooted in not yet having built a network of trusted advisors to point out the need to adjust or how to adjust. It’s a performance failure if it’s rooted in a fundamental inability to see changes or listen to others.

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Why Closure Is So Important For Moving On After Losing A Job

Why Closure Is So Important For Moving On After Losing A Job

We’ve heard it a million times in a million different ways. You can’t embrace the future with one foot stuck in the past. You can’t go forward if you’re looking in the rearview mirror. You can’t solve problems with the same thinking that created the problems in the first place. The common theme is about the need to close out one chapter in order to embrace the next one.

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How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

Leaders inspire and enable others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Great leaders add bringing out others’ self-confidence by emphasizing confidence-building in their approach to the direction, authority, resource, and accountability aspects of delegation.

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