Articles: Senior Leadership

Don’t Take Yes for An Answer

Eighteen hours is all you have. That is, if you’re climbing Mt. Everest. Climbers begin their ascent from basecamp, conveniently located at 26,000 feet above sea level, in the ungodly hour of 2:00 AM. They climb through the night and early morning, reaching the summit about mid-day. Then they scramble back down before sunset to the […]

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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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