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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 […]

How you’re losing at least $2.5m per year

Published on April 13, 2015 By The Strategy Guy

Red Flag: Only 12.5% of organizations look at their projects to see if they align with corporate goals. Consequence: 86% of organizations under-deliver on their project portfolio’s value by at least 25%. If you’re spending $10M a year on your project portfolio, this means that a typical organization is losing at least $2.5m per year, and poor prioritization […]

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 […]

Hierarchy & Scale

Published on February 11, 2015 By The Strategy Guy

After reading a post from my good friend Stephen Lynch from Results, I wanted to add value by complementing his most recent post with my own 2 cents. Effective hierarchy is about engagement & not about control We’ve heard the stories about Google & Zappos leaderless initiatives, but if you’re to analyze that further, you’d […]

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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