Strategic Leadership

Look forward, but look around as well

February 13, 2020
A passenger on a train that had stopped to refuel looked out the window at the beautiful summer countryside. Suddenly a freight train pulled up on the adjoining track, blocking the view.

Meet the press: When the media comes calling

February 13, 2020
Unfavorable media coverage for your firm is not always avoidable, but avoiding it is always worth the effort. Check the following list of warnings before you talk with another media reporter.

Relocating? Address these issues

February 13, 2020
Rent isn’t the only factor to consider when you move your business to a new location. As you’re scouting out potential addresses, keep these questions in mind.

Avoid morale-sapping errors

February 13, 2020
Morale and motivation are difficult enough to sustain when your business is humming along. Losing sight of how employees are feeling can undercut all your efforts to survive. Avoid any and all of these common morale-busters.

Criticize your competition with care

January 22, 2020
Since differentiating yourself from your competitors is a key part of attracting and retaining customers, the answer is often “Yes, do it— but with great caution.”

Mission statements: Beware empty promises and hollow platitudes

January 9, 2020
See if you can tell what the problem is with these well-known mission statements.

Think stream, not income

January 9, 2020
Is your business working too hard for too little money? This anecdote may point you to a new line of thinking.

One woman’s victory over corporate tunnel vision

January 9, 2020
Here’s an example of smart people being just a little blind in hiring.

Need a business exit strategy?

December 13, 2019
There can be many reasons you may want to close, to sell, or to move on to something else. Here are 5 strategies to be aware of, should this time arise.

What to do when their feedback is rough

December 13, 2019
Hearing negative feedback can be difficult, both psychologically and physically. Adam Grant tackles this subject on his podcast “WorkLife.”