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May 1996, Paul O’Neil, (discussed in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?) had been at Alcoa for a decade. His leadership is studied at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, he’s mentioned as a candidate for commerce secretary or secretary of defense, the employees and union give him high marks. Alcoa’s stock price has risen over 200%. He’s an acknowledged success.
What’s more important? Want to or how to?
A recent Inc. Magazine survey revealed 92% of CEOs believe their leadership teams agrees with and can communicate their strategy.
One of my clients just lost a valued employee from their leadership team. One of the reasons she decided to leave was the pressure she felt from her boss to perform in sales. She had recently accepted a promotion to sales from her marketing position. This year she’d been working on a very large prospect that would very likely have topped the company’s previous best ever customer. She gotten them a commitment just not the full commitment that the company sales procedure outlines. It created conflict and anxiety as she worked to close them to a long term engagement.
Twelve exhausted athletes single file into the high school biology room of their new basketball coach. It’s the first week of basketball season. Entering a classroom is a unique experience for them. Practices are in the main auditorium of the high school. This is the first time they’ve ever been anywhere but the gym.
Could there be a greater contrast in the culture of two teams than the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins?
Do you believe you’re a prisoner to your genes? Is your family’s past afflictions, diseases, and maladies a prediction of your future?
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Organizational direction in your company can come in several forms. I’m going to divide them into the emotional and objective since they serve two different but critical purposes. On the emotional side we look at what might be labeled as “Strategic Statement of Values.” On the opposite side, the objective is the Strategic Objective Statement which produces the Strategy Statement we’ve discussed in previous blogs.
Inside your business there’s a secret weapon that probably lies dormant. You’re unaware of the latent potential it possess or didn’t realize how you can develop it in order to increase your capacity to grow.