Tag: Jim Collins

5 Big Ideas: Powering Your Business

Your team is probably fired up about grabbing more market share this year. But if you want to achieve that goal, it’s time to look at your operation through a fresh lens. There are some great ideas brewing in the global community that will help you outdistance your competitors. One of the most important business…

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Your Return on Luck: The Key Strategic Insight

Hunkering down in year-end strategic planning sessions, you and your team are probably thinking hard about what’s next for the economy and how that will affect your business. Slow down. You should really be laser focused on maximizing what Jim Collins, in his book Great by Choice, calls your “return on luck” – what I…

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3 Things Great Leaders Never Do

Great leaders have a lot in common. I have been reading Great by Choice (Jim Collins), which discusses the personality traits common among the most successful CEOs in the country. Things like goal setting, creativity and healthy paranoia are highlighted. As a business coach and leadership trainer, I have worked with many successful CEOs. Based…

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3 Behaviors that Help with Business Success

In Jim Collins’ newest stroke of literary genius, Great by Choice, he and his co-author Morten T. Hansen present the results of a research project that identified the characteristics that help businesses succeed in and all economic conditions. The result is a fascinating look at leadership styles and insightful conclusions that really can be applied…

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How do you find your “Blue Ocean”?

More importantly, what is a Blue Ocean? That is the main focus of our upcoming strategic planning workshop called Keys to Forming an Awesome Strategy Workshop on Feb. 2. In it, we examine some of the principles from the book Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. In order to teach students…

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4 Elements of Successful Meetings

Holding regular meetings can be a game-changing habit or a gigantic waste of time. I hear a lot of people complain about how they wish they could attend fewer meetings. They fear that most meetings waste time that could be spent working on new business, servicing customers or some other more worthwhile task. That line…

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