Any organization needs to innovate. Every organization ought to have a portfolio of efforts–from improving today’s execution to developing seeds for the future. Can your leaders work across all three horizons?Improving execution will only get you so far. To generate meaningful organic growth leaders need to operate across all three horizons.Watch this brief video Susan [...]
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One of our favorite gigs is designing and facilitating team offsites. Team offsite? you ask incredulously. Unfortunately, a lot of offsites are not that productive nor are they very engaging. Time is not used well and outcomes are unclear. That's why we say, "When it matters, hire a facilitator." We're currently in design for two [...]
One of the clichés of retirement is the hard-driving business man who has no idea what to do with himself once he's left his career. All he does is drive his wife crazy. I think we can dispense with that stereotype (along with the bumbling Dad we see in too many commercials). In 2017 the [...]
A consulting colleague recently described some research she did with a client: she helped key executives sort and analyze 3 months of calendar and email transactions. In most cases, executives maintained very insular networks--that is, they spent most of their time with and communicating with a very, very small set of people. Is this good? [...]
My dear friend, Janet, was reassuring me the other day that we’re unlikely to get Alzheimer’s disease because we’re very social. We love our friends & family and strive to spend time with them. Multiple studies have found: Having close friends and staying in contact with family members offers a protective effect against the damaging [...]