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8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs

Published on June 5, 2015 By The Strategy Guy

This post is more personal than most. Not because I was in the military, I wasn’t, but because my best friends from early childhood were, and one of them didn’t come home. On October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces killing 299 American and French […]

Do your training efforts drive performance?

Published on April 7, 2015 By The Strategy Guy

“Do your training efforts drive performance” by Mckinsey & Company’s Insights & Publications newsletter caught my eye because at it’s core there are 3 fundamental problems that company’s aren’t addressing. Quite simply, too often training is taking place as an activity without a true north or quantifiable end in mind. 1) ROI: What’s going to be […]

Leadership is an everyday activity

Published on February 24, 2015 By The Strategy Guy

In reading the leadership post “6 Ways Leaders Step Back But Don’t Step Away“, I was left to reflect once again on how a One Page Execution Plan (OPP) can be vital for you to effectively lead across an entire enterprise on an ongoing basis. To borrow on the words of my colleagues at ThoughtLeaders, the […]

Whose Responsible for Motivating Employees?

Published on August 10, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

We all want more motivated, engaged & productive employees. My friends at BesslingWhite recently published 4 Requirements for Solving the Development Puzzle, and in it they list Motivation as their 4th point. “Motivation; Organizations can provide development resources and managers can coach, but without personal commitment, employees’ development efforts may amount to “going through the motions.” All employees […]

Leadership Crisis; How to Avoid it, How to Fix it

Published on April 18, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

The evidence is overwhelming that there continues to be a Leadership Crisis. As exemplified by the table below, it’s worse in some geographical areas than others, but it’s still an unacceptable fact that less than 30% of employees are engaged in the workplace. Employee Engagement is proportional to Quality of Leadership “The buck stops here“, popularized […]

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