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As a leader, you have a clear picture of what needs to be done, and you communicate that to your people in terms of your … Continue reading

A May 14, 2012 article in Fortune Magazine, “The Man Who Got Honeywell’s Groove Back” explains how CEO Dave Cote achieved the amazing turnaround using … Continue reading

An article published last week on the website Fast Company Design examines the “rise of the innovation professional,” and why assigning someone, either from inside … Continue reading

Recently I was talking to a VP, Operations about his role in the organization and how to improve the company’s operations. He told me his … Continue reading

There is no shortage of articles on what makes a great leader, and most focus either on innate personality traits such as maintaining high ethical … Continue reading

I play golf. I have enjoyed the sport since I was about 6, learning the basics from my grandfather, who was the South Dakota state … Continue reading

A Wall Street Journal article on culture change  cites four obstacles to large-scale organizational change as described in W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne’s book … Continue reading

One of the key elements of creating an Action Imperative is constant innovation. How do you set up conditions that foster experimentation, creative thinking, and … Continue reading

Click here to hear my interview from earlier today on Creating a Culture of Action. For a downloadable PDF of the related Executive Briefing on … Continue reading

In order to create and maintain an action imperative, the desired culture needs to be reinforced, and one way of doing that is through the … Continue reading