Month: February 2013

Keep a Thin Skin

Leaders shouldn’t be “thick skinned” — not if that means shrugging off negative feedback that might actually be correct. Leaders need to be emotionally resilient, unattached to outcomes, and assume positive intent. Our tool here is “The Ladder of Inference.”

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Strategic Execution – Outside the Core

  Last week we covered how too many firms mistake “innovation” for “inventing things in a vacuum” — thus Reinventing the Wheel. This time we cover how to speed up your execution of your strategy by avoiding another source of

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Start Benchmarking in Five Minutes

The hardest part of starting to track your performance is to just start. So, just start quick and dirty. It’s worth it — you’ll dramatically boost your odds of achieving your goals by spending 5 minutes setting up benchmarks. My

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