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Downloadable Tools

My clients often ask for electronic versions of the tools we use together. I’ve created a Tools page will all of them, including many of the Rockefeller Habits / Scaling Up tools and my newly created Dashboard Template: Execution: Dashboard

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Purpose Drives Execution

Everyone knows that great ideas and strategies aren’t worth anything without great execution, right? What we mostly fail to ask is “Why?” Why are we executing the way we are? The Purpose Drives Impact framework gives us a way to examine execution

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Are you ready for 2014? How do you make your priorities real?

How’s progress going toward your quarterly priorities?  With 1/3 of the quarter past, now is a great time to check in. Be proactive and make sure you get the most from your team in the last two months of Q1!

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Without Keeping Score, There is No Game

When the Detroit Tigers play the Minnesota Twins, what would be the point without keeping score?  There’s one number that means more than all the others in a baseball game, the number of runs our team is ahead or behind

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Cancel Your Weekly Meeting

Almost every department in every organization has some form of weekly meeting.  Most weekly meetings, even among senior management, are spent on status reports.  Each executive lists off all the things they’ve been working on or have accomplished in the

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You’re Working Too Much

Yes, you always make it to the dance recitals and most of the t-ball games, but that rehearsal you missed, that soccer practice?  That’s a problem.  It’s not a problem because you’re a bad parent if you’re not there.  It’s

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Do you know the score?

How do you track how well your company is doing?  You set annual and quarterly goals, yes?  How do your people know how well the company is doing against those goals?  Imagine a sports stadium without scoreboards.  How would the

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