3 Steps to Create Team Engagement with Strategic Priorities

Effective change means bringing your team along.

  After years of leading teams and advising companies across industries on how to align their people+process to be effective in executing the strategic plans, one fact is very clear to me. Poor execution will sink strategy every time. At the heart of failed execution are three realities. Too many priorities impact employees’ ability to…

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Leaders, Don’t Look Back. You’re Not Going That Way.

Who could’ve imagined we’d be here when we began 2020? I certainly didn’t. Our strategic plan looked very different than the reality of today. In fact, it is completely outdated and irrelevant. Sound familiar? As I look to the future and design for the new reality, I am grounded in three truths. 1. It’s Not…

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3 Ways to Predict a Successful New Hire

Acquiring talent certainly takes people skills, creative grit, and a discerned ear for both the embellished candidate’s accomplishments as well as the diamond in the rough. Even with all of those skills refined, good hires can be missed, and bad hires mistakenly made. Why? Because most talent acquisition strategies are well-oiled machines around eligibility –…

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3 Steps to Improve Your Execution Strategy Now

Have you ever experienced a solid strategy that has fallen flat? What seemed logical and straight forward often becomes convoluted or misconstrued in execution. Solid strategy can’t withstand ineffective execution. So, what can you do? For leaders who are deeply invested in conversations involving the strategy of the company, it seems baffling as to why…

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Is Legal Action the Answer to Board Gender Inequity?

Business interaction in a boardroom

In late September of 2018, California governor Jerry Brown signed a law requiring publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards of directors. Organizations across the state must comply by the close of 2021 or face hefty fines. Since KQED reports that 25% of the publicly traded companies in California don’t…

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