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January 2010

People or Systems – Which is More Important?

 
As my white paper Topgrading – Was Michael Gerber Wrong discusses it’s not black and white whether people or systems are most important to a company. Jim Collins places an emphatic emphasis on people, noting, “first who then what.” Gerber emphasis is on systems and reduces this to the principle... More > >

Posted: Wednesday January 27th, 2010

Is Long Term Strategy Really Dead?

 
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Strategic Plans Lose Favor, indicated that long term strategic planning is falling out of vogue for many companies.  The article noted that with the dramatic changes in the economy and global market pressures long term strategic planning doesn’t... More > >

Posted: Tuesday January 26th, 2010   Updated: 3/29/2010

Conflicts - Encourage or Control – A Leadership Formula for Better Meetings

 
This week’s newsletter is about meeting rhythms. It’s common for everyone to hate meetings. In Death by Meeting, Patrick Lencioni notes that one of the chief reasons he feels meetings are so dismal is because most leaders avoid conflict. Here’s what Lencioni says about meetings:  “When a group... More > >

Posted: Monday January 25th, 2010

Business is Falling from the Sky?

One of our Gazelles Coaching strategic partners is Objective Management Group. OMG provides crucial insights to maximize sales performance in your organization through Sales Screening Tests and Sales Evaluations of your sales management and team.... More > >

Posted: Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Is Unconscious Competence a Leadership Value?

 
Talent is Overrated suggests the long held belief that some people are just naturally better than others at things is incorrect. Their research suggests that anyone who became excellent practiced frequently and took years to reach their proficiency.... More > >

Posted: Thursday January 14th, 2010

Leadership Lessons from: Julie & Julia – Talent is Overrated

 
Impatience seems to be increasing. Certainly I’m guilty of this. It may be the fast paced world we live in where almost anything we want to know is instantly accessible by computer or iPhone. Both of my sons have an iTouch and while we were watching a college basketball game together this... More > >

Posted: Tuesday January 12th, 2010

Accountability – Leadership Discipline

 
When I became a manager I recall wanting to do things right.   I made a point of truly focusing on the people I managed. At the time I had no idea the value and importance of systems, so my entire thought process was to help nurture the people I managed and help them to be more effective. If I... More > >

Posted: Monday January 4th, 2010