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When Strategic Planning Goes Wrong: Why “Simple” is So Hard

When working with leadership groups to develop strategies, I notice that they often struggle with saying “no.” It is very easy for a strategy to become a list of loosely connected initiatives, each completely feasible, but together demanding far more attention and resources than the organization can possibly muster. Why is this? In their book, […]

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No More Low-Value Meetings!

 I have to admit to a bias. I am driven to maximize the value of every meeting I can. By that,  I mean that I want everyone who attends a meeting to think their time was well spent, and that something of substance got done. My preference may seem like a no-brainer, but believe me, […]

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