strategy

August 11, 2022

Half-Marathon Leadership Lessons: Perseverance & Push

A few years back I completed a half marathon and I was dragging myself across the race finish line. Technically, I was running. However, I believe most […]
August 4, 2022

What is Organizational Development?

When you find out that someone is a nurse or an accountant, you understand what they do for a living. However, when people discover I am […]
July 28, 2022

How Leaders, Followers & Power Work Together (or Not!)

This week’s guest post is from Dustin J. Knutson. He holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University (VA) He lives in Colorado and works at Vation Ventures, […]
March 10, 2022

How a leader’s DNA impacts strategic planning

One of the most important things organizations do is set strategic direction. Strategy is our “secret sauce” for success and should provide a business with a […]
April 22, 2021

What is a disruptive leader?

Futurist guru Thomas Frey recently posted a list of 52 university degrees that we will need in the future. His insights reminded us of two important […]
April 8, 2021

What does strategic focus mean?

Marcus Buckingham has made a name for himself by reminding us to focus our lives and work on what we are good at. The Strengthsfinder© model […]
July 10, 2015

Organizational Culture: Making the Invisible Visible

“Culture eats strategy for lunch”. Peter Drucker Those who rub shoulders with me regularly have likely heard me quote this more than once. It’s a cornerstone […]
December 31, 2014

A Year in Review: Three of Your Favorite Blog Posts and One of Mine

As I conclude my first year of blogging it is a good time to reflect on the topics that interested you, my readers, the most. Here […]
October 8, 2014

Change Agents: The personal characteristics required to navigate change

In the class I am teaching on organizational development, my students are studying how to facilitate change, both personally and organizationally. Part of this process has […]
September 23, 2014

The Death of Privacy: Life in a Post-Private World

Imagine if privacy was dead. You know, like absolutely nothing was private. As I see it, we don’t really have to imagine it.  Here is newsworthy […]
August 14, 2014

Effective Leaders Think Differently: 10 Quotes to Make You Think

I see and I forget I hear and I remember I do and I understand Confucius This week I have been poring through textbooks as I prepare […]
July 29, 2014

Gamified Life: Gaming goes mainstream

It was a hot summer day and our teenagers and their friends were playing in our pool. As I observed them, I grasped how video games have […]