In CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra share a little-known story about the 1996 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team.” The team included Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, and was coached by Chuck Daly.Read More
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“If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”~ Patrick Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable)Read More
Three weeks ago I was invited to facilitate a new customer’s Annual Planning. They’d been a long follower of the Rockefeller Habits implementing the principles on their own for nearly ten years. They felt they might be at a crossroads, anticipating they could breakthrough and achieve greater success with the help of a Gazelles Coach. It was an honor to facilitate their meeting and help provide some additional insight into the nuances of Verne Harnish’s principles and the book Scaling Up.Read More
In our last blog Amazon’s Culture Flaws? we shared the NY Times article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Remarks from employees suggest increased pressure in Amazon’s environment to perform.Read More
As a salesperson for over 20 years one axiom to remember was never to impress your prospect with how smart you are. The prospect isn’t interested in how smart you are. They’re interested in solving their problem. The only way to solve their problem is to ask questions and listen.Read More
Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Work Process Flow Charts, People, Four Decisions, Leadership Team, One-Page Personal Plan, Core Processes, FACe exercise: Functional Accountability Exercise, Scaling Up Verne Harnish
If you’ve been to the gas station recently you’ve noticed the plunge in gas prices. It’s a trend in recent months and it illustrates and important strategy and planning benchmark that your business should be doing on an annual basis, and possibly more frequently depending how fasting you are growing compared to your industry.
Considering that you’re the leader of your business it naturally makes sense that you should plan and command the leadership role in your annual planning and strategy session.