Strategic Leadership

When Stephen King couldn’t catch a break

September 14, 2022
Failure and rejection can be great motivators. In his book On Writing, Stephen King recalls his jubilant collecting of rejection slips.

The pitfalls of ‘I’m gonna do this!’

September 7, 2022
Setting goals and reaching for them, striving to improve, working on yourself: These are all good things. But planning can actually bring missteps.

Covid and the art of Zen: Remote leadership strategies in crazy and challenging times

August 26, 2022
The term “Zen leadership” may sound a bit cliché, but its focus works particularly well in chaotic environments like we’re experiencing today. How can Zen leadership help in situations where team members work remotely or in a hybrid environment?

Are great chances staring you in the face?

August 10, 2022
Recognizing the moment when a big break is possible is a skill that can be honed and strengthened. Here are some tips that can be applied to whatever sort of opportunity you’re on the lookout for.

4 workforce planning tools and how to use them

July 22, 2022
Strategic workforce planning is a means of helping an organization fulfill its “big picture” goals. But a business first must know where it is going before it can build the right workforce to take it there.

And/or: Well, it depends

July 19, 2022
The poor use of language in employment agreements will keep employment lawyers busy forever. But imprecise wording can sink more than contracts.

Planning: a basic building block of mental health

July 13, 2022
Not only does it feel good to look forward to something, it turns out that it’s also very important for mental health. Here are a few benefits of drawing up even the simplest tangible plan for a future event or activity.

Hope is not a strategy

July 13, 2022
There are several traps into which businesses often fall.

A quick work of marketing genius

July 13, 2022
You can’t be sure of much in life. Except that you can be sure that you can’t be sure when marketing opportunities will appear. And you need to be ready not only to spot them, but to grab them. And grab them quickly. Because in today’s world, the window gets smaller and smaller.

Learn from Lorne Michaels’ boundless energy for a problem

June 24, 2022
The creator and producer of “Saturday Night Live” has long been a kind of opaque manager prototype blend: a brilliant, mysterious, powerful and sometimes infuriating entity. For a glimpse into the processes of Lorne Michaels, we go to a snippet from Doug Hill and Jeff Weingard’s book about the early days of “SNL,” called Saturday Night.