Tag Archives: strategic leadership

How to Add More Creativity to Strategic Planning

In a recent interview, Harvard Business School professor Cynthia Montgomery argued that we need more creativity in Strategic Planning.  I couldn’t agree with her more!

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Ten Levers for Organizational Success

If you try to stay current with reading business and management publications, you might be like me – a bit confused.  What does it really take to build a great, sustainable organization?  Too many writers and consultants promote different, sometimes … Continue reading

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The Dangers of SWOT

The Dangers of SWOT In a recent at (www.TheHumanFactor.biz), Holly Green described the dangers of using a SWOT analysis in strategic planning.  In summary she wrote:  “a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats) analysis is an integral part of most … Continue reading

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Remapping Leadership to Develop Globally-Competent Leaders

This coming Friday, October 29th, I will be leading a panel discussion on the topic of “Remapping Leadership to Develop Globally-Competent Leaders“ at the International Leadership Association’s Annual Conference in London.  The panel is made up of colleagues from China, … Continue reading

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TIPS FROM TRAVELS: HISTORY TEACHES

I thought I would share with you some creativity insights from a trip I took with a friend in 2002. As we drove through the absolutely beautiful countryside of the relatively unknown Dordogne region of France, with its picturesque villages, … Continue reading

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Creativity from a Bottle?

Well, it’s not quite that easy, but certainly there were many valuable creative messages from my 2005 trip along the Whisky Trail in Scotland. While originally not a fan of single malt whisky, I found the processes they used to … Continue reading

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Seven Tough Questions Every Leader Must Ask about Growth

In an article on Harvard Business Review’s blog, Rosabeth Moss Kanter described “Five Tough Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask about Growth.”  While it was aimed at entrepreneurs and start-ups, I believe it contains several great points for all leaders who … Continue reading

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DO INNOVATION METRICS REALLY MATTER?

In a highly popular Harvard Business Review blog, professor Vijay Govindarajan and consultants Mark Sebel and Jay Terwilliger, defined “Innovation’s Nine Critical Success Factors.”  I won’t repeat them here, but readers interested in the detailed descriptions can find it at … Continue reading

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