The Strategy Mistake You’re Guilty Of

The Strategy Mistake You’re Guilty Of

I was glad my dad picked up the phone. I wasn’t sure if I was dialing a friend or a lifeline, but I needed some strategy advice. I told him how frustrated I was that I was not getting to my priorities. I was in my mid-thirties, I had a wife and six young...
Do You Make Plans, or Do You Take Action? 

Do You Make Plans, or Do You Take Action? 

Planning is great. Planning is important. Without planning, you’re not sure where you’re going, and you don’t know how to get there. But planning is not playing. Planning is not action. When you’re planning the game, you’re not playing the game. That’s what the...
Using REDPOINT Milestones to Make Vision a Reality

Using REDPOINT Milestones to Make Vision a Reality

Are you familiar with the REDPOINT PRIME? REDPOINTS are essentially milestones along the way of a large initiative that keep the team on track. Each REDPOINT should be an accomplishment in itself, and worthy of celebrating. Let’s look at REDPOINTS in more depth. The...
How to Set the Right Goals to Keep You On Track

How to Set the Right Goals to Keep You On Track

The tragic phenomenon of death from overworking is known as “karōshi” in Japanese. In this blog I will be addressing how the right goals can help you avoid such a fate. When wrong goals + harmful company culture = bad news No one has a goal of dying from...
What’s at Your CORE?

What’s at Your CORE?

I’ve written here before about the CORE PRIME, but only briefly. Today I want to delve a little deeper into the topic because it is so important. Having been involved in projects at a number of organizations, I’ve seen all types, including organizations that were...
The Top Two Strategies to Fix FRAGMENTATION

The Top Two Strategies to Fix FRAGMENTATION

Last time on this blog we talked about FRAGMENTATION. FRAGMENTATION happens when strategy and intention are not aligned throughout the organization. It’s an insidious force, but it can be fixed if it’s addressed correctly. In the previous blog post, I briefly...
FRAGMENTATION and What to Do About It

FRAGMENTATION and What to Do About It

FRAGMENTATION, in a business context , describes organizations undertaking a CHANGE or TRANSFORMATION where focus and will are split and different sections of the organization are on their own separate paths. Some are charging ahead, embracing the vision for the...