Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing forces and competing needs. In particular, there are four core tensions that leaders need to … Continue reading Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

ARE YOU CAUSING ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAIN WRECKS IN YOUR BUSINESS?

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. We can get easily bored, leaving us with a need to “stir things up” to make things exciting again. For me, this stems from an intense desire to make things better. Whatever the motivation, this need for change and excitement can cause a crisis in … Continue reading ARE YOU CAUSING ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAIN WRECKS IN YOUR BUSINESS?

The Instant Gratification of The E-Break

A GREAT REMINDER. This comes from an article on Fast Company written by Jane Porter... One of the most common ways people choose to waste time is what psychologists James Baker and James Phillips call e-breaks—checking and responding to email as a way to avoid an actual task at hand. But they see these e-breaks … Continue reading The Instant Gratification of The E-Break