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Core Values, Guiding Principles & Social Contracts

Published on July 18, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

Guiding Principles are any principles or precepts that guide an organization throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in its goals, strategies, type of work, or the top management. – The Business Dictionary Core Values, Guiding Principles or Social Contracts… what matters most is not the name you give them, but rather how […]

3 Leadership “Hows” Critical for Organizational Health

Published on June 20, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

“To sustain high performance, organizations must build the capacity to learn and keep changing over time.” What does a healthy organization look like in your mind? Employees finding meaning through their work? Customers finding transforming experiences through their interactions with you? Investors & shareholders making a difference through their investments? That’s what it should look […]

3 Critical Success Messages for any Technology Start-up & Engineering Leadership

Published on June 18, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

During my weekend reading, I came across 3 wonderful & inspiring messages from Joe Stump in his recent interview on Capture The Flag that will surely help any internet / technology entrepreneur rethink (or solidify) their current perceptions of where they’re headed & why. Whether an internet entrepreneur, corporate executive, engineering team leader or budding […]

3 Steps for Improved Leadership Development

Published on April 29, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

Dysfunctional management teams slow down, derail, and eventually paralyze an entire company! Human dynamics dictate that few teams will ever work as well as they should. Three crucial priorities for constructing and managing effective top teams will help drive better business outcomes in areas ranging from customer satisfaction to worker productivity and many more. 1. […]

7 Focus Areas to Guarantee Lasting Results; Industrial is Dead; Long live The Experience Economy

Published on March 18, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

During the greatest recession since the Great Depression, a company’s revenue & stock price have held up during the downturn. What do they know that we don’t know? This post was inspired by McKinsey Quarterly’s interview with Bombardier CEO Pierre Beaudoin. He explains how his company, driven by engineering goals, learned to focus on customer expectations, teamwork, […]

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