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Brand Promise and How to Make a Deal with your Customers

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Do you offer a guarantee like this one? They should pay me $5 just for having to read all this nonsense. Let’s talk about a few ways this fails: Every product in the store has been bar coded and the checkout system is completely computerized and has been for decades. Are customers really concerned about […]

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How Decisions at the Top Don’t Always Translate to Line-staff

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Time and time again as coaches we run into examples in business where leadership hasn’t communicated the “why” of a mandated change and/or isn’t holding staff accountable to implementing a new process fully. Often major decisions haven’t been filtered through the lens of a company’s strategy. If you don’t have alignment throughout your organization and […]

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Serendipitous Learning: The Benefit of Unplanned and Unexpected

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As leaders, we actively learn all the time. Sometimes we learn intentionally and at other times we learn serendipitously. I recently had an example of both. A client recommended I read Measure What Matters by John Doerr so I would understand what their company was learning about, OKRs and execution. At the same time, I […]

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leadership coaching

Right People, Right Seats, Doing the Right Things

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Do you know what the right seats are for your bus? Do you have the right people in those seats? Are they doing the right things? How do you know? [quote style=”boxed”]“It is better to first get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the […]

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strategic-change

Managing Strategic Change in a Continuously Evolving Landscape

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More than 95% of businesses in the United States never grow to $1 million per year in revenue. Of those that do reach $1M,  90% fail to make it to $10M. What separates those companies who succeed from the ones who fail is often a solid strategy that differentiates them from their competition. A key […]

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Strategic Planning

There’s No Such Thing As Strategic Planning

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As an entrepreneur, you know you should do strategic planning. What you may not know is that most CEO’s don’t understand how to approach it. What’s Strategic Planning When people say “strategic planning” they are actually talking about Strategic Thinking and Execution Planning. These are two distinct activities and when we mix them together, our […]

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