Do you have a radically candid organization?

Do you have a radically candid organization?

“Kim, in that presentation you said ‘um’ every third word. It makes you sound stupid.” It hit Kim right between the eyes. And it was exactly what she needed to truly hear. It would have been much easier for Kim’s boss, Sheryl, to take the path of least resistance. It...
The secret to success: Differentiating IN and ON work

The secret to success: Differentiating IN and ON work

Take a look at your daily tasks. Are you spending more time planning tomorrow’s innovations or solving yesterday’s problems? Consider this example: From 1942 to 1944, the Boeing Company pulled off what many would consider a miracle. A plant responsible for B-17 Flying...
Is your strategy aimed at winning or merely playing?

Is your strategy aimed at winning or merely playing?

In Playing to Win, Roger L. Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management, and A. G. Lafley, former Chairman and CEO at Procter & Gamble outline a framework for designing effective strategies.  Designing a strategy is about playing with intent to win. Winning...