Tag: Strategic Thinking

CEO Coaching: The Vision Thing

I’ve argued that strategic thinking isn’t so much an innate skill, but rather a process combined with the determination to do it. I’ll double down on that here! But what about the “vision” thing? Some visionary leaders have the innate creativity, drive, curiosity and hutzpah to build something great and didn’t major in business, can’t […]

Will Lightning Strike You Twice?

I’m reading “The Vitality Imperative: How connected leaders and their teams achieve more with less time, money, and stress” by Mickey Connolly, Jim Motroni and Richard McDonald. I love an analogy they put forth. “Eons ago, humans valued fire and yet could not create it. When lightning struck (literally), people captured the fire and tended […]

Confusing Leadership With Mathematics

Leaders are Paid to Make Hard Decisions Henry Kissinger said, “To plan policy on the assumption of the equal possibility of all contingencies is to confuse statesmanship with mathematics.” Let’s change three words to make this a brilliant statement regarding business strategy. “To craft strategy on the assumption of the equal possibility of all contingencies […]

Extreme Zoom

Over a beer recently, a friend recounted putting together a new grill that he described as large enough to have a sleeping cabin. He said he had his head down focusing on the details only to realize when he stood back that he’d put the shelves on backward. I appreciate his experience because numerous times […]