Articles: Senior Leadership

SOTW: The Right Way to Conduct a SWOT Analysis

One of the most impressive minds in the consulting world today, Alan Weiss, famously wrote that the oft-used planning tool called the SWOT Analysis is “insipid and simplistic” and using it “ought to get any consultant thrown out into the street.” Tell me how you really feel! Alan is mostly right, but partly wrong. To […]

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Stop! Before You Lead Your Next Meeting, Ask These Four Questions

Meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings. You’re probably sick of sitting in meetings. They’re the biggest time suck in business. If you’re an executive who leads within a corporate context, however, meetings are an inseparable part of your life. Making them matter is critical to your success. Before you lead your next meeting, ask–and answer–these four questions: 1.  What’s the purpose […]

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Five Leadership Styles: Which Style Are You?

There is no right leadership style and no wrong leadership style. Every leader has their own unique voice and their own individual approach to people and projects. Being effective as a leader means understanding your style and staying true to it. Finding your own voice comes first. It also means bringing others into your inner […]

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What is Vision and Why Does it Matter?

The drama began on October 4, 1957. It’s one of history’s most compelling examples of the power of vision. That was the day Americans looked into the night sky and realized they had been beat into space. Sputnik 1 was the first man-made object to orbit the earth. In light of the United States’ spectacular […]

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