Many CEOs and team members overestimate their team’s alignment around their growth strategy. Actual alignment is, on average, two or three times lower than perceived alignment. What can you do about it?
Our natural tendency is to diffuse conflicts. Yet well-managed conflicts can greatly improve the quality of your decisions. How can you proactively surface more conflicts – so you can grow faster?
Receiving candid feedback is critical to become a more effective leader. Yet people are afraid to give feedback – especially to you, the big boss. What can you do about it?
Cash is the oxygen of your growth engine. The good news is: your business has hidden pockets of cash. How can you find them, so that you can grow faster and with less pain?
You probably know the low performers in your organization. Intuitively you also know that you should let them go today – and yet you don’t. What can you do about it?
Employee turnover can be like a weed: you think that you have solved the problem once and for all, but it comes back the following year. How can you find out the root causes of high employment turnover – so that you can structurally reduce it?
The greater the performance demand in your job, the greater the need for recovery. When you skip recovery, your and your team’s performance gradually slips – and your business growth quietly slows down. What constitutes a good recharging break?
Your to-do list is just like your teenager’s bedroom: if you don’t take specific actions, chaos (or busyness) naturally and gradually increases. Regularly pruning out low-value recurring activities from your to-do list makes you much more effective. Why?
In crisis situations “Why” questions are tempting. Yet “What” questions lead to more impactful and clear-headed action. Why, are you asking?
60 to 90% of strategic plans derail along the way. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to improve your annual strategy plan – so you can grow faster and with less pain.