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  • Insigniam Quarterly Transformational Leadership

    Building a Future for the Enterprise

    Visionary CEOs do not waste time trying to predict the future. Instead, they build it by summoning creativity and enrolling the organization.

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  • Insigniam Quarterly The Strategic Frame

    The Three Horizons of Strategic Frontiers

    Executives who explore and execute on their organization’s strategic frontiers can capture the future from their competition.

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  • Insigniam Quarterly Enabling Successful Change

    UPS’s Emerging Opportunities

    UPS’s Mark Vale shares how he is fueling the logistics company’s long-term growth and strengthening its global legacy by pushing it into emerging markets.

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Blog Post Breakthrough Results

Eureka! Discovering vs. Knowing

The leaders and the employees have to take on the idea of discovering for themselves how that culture fits for them and what it will look like in their day-to-day work.

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Blog Post Breakthrough Results

My Life as a Road Warrior: Tips for Thriving on the Road

After more than 15 years of travel as a consultant, I am often asked if I’m not “sick of it” and realize that, for many people, traveling for business is something they dread.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

How Much Filtering Does an Executive Need?

Too much filtering may mean that the executive is focusing almost exclusively on his/her business, and is not nurturing the creative part of his/her brain.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Personal Responsibility and the Blame Game

Great leaders don’t pass the buck.  While watching the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors earlier this year, the Warriors’ General Manager, Bob Myers, reminded me that when things go wrong in an organization, great leaders take responsibility. 

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

Cybersecurity Has Become Everyone’s Accountability

Managing the threat of cybercrime must be viewed as a responsibility of each employee in the organization, instead of as just another task for IT to deal with.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Hold People Accountable. They’ll Love You For It.

What matters to people is the kind of environment they work in, and the kinds of behaviors that are valued and reinforced.

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

Culture is Bred Not Born

Intentionally creating a powerful context of possibility allows an organization to live into an inspiring future versus a default future.

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

Relationship, Relationship, Relationship

Relationship is the foundation of all accomplishment.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Three Business Lessons From Military Officer Training

Many of you know that there are a lot of parallels between military and business when it comes to leadership and strategy. The Art of War, written by Sun Tzu and dating back to 5 century BC, has been influential in the tactics and thinking of leaders such as former U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

It’s Not About You

Along the journey to real leadership, at some point, one needs to take their focus off of their personal commitments and concerns and put them on those of the organization they are leading.

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

What If Happiness Was A Stand?

More than anything else, happiness may be a stand, just as responsibility is.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Bringing ‘Pipe Dreams’ to Reality – What Distinguishes Successful Leaders

What Bryant and Pelinka did is what great leaders do in the business world.  Great business leaders look ahead into the future to see where they want to take themselves and their organizations.  They create stretch goals that will take something special and may require a breakthrough to achieve, but that are based in reality and are not just ‘pipe dreams.’ 

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