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Weekly Collective Intelligence

We’re running into a bit of confusion about what the hot seat is supposed to include every week. Can you give me a basic rundown of what that means for the person who is on the hot seat? Sure. The

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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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more 2 Second Lean

Following up on my 2 Second Lean post, here is a short video Verne Harnish did with the author Paul Akers after the talk I heard Paul give in Orlando last week.

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2 Second Lean

Last week at the Gazelles Fortune Leadership Summit, I saw Paul Akers’ keynote about his book 2 Second Lean: How to Grow People and Build a Fun Lean Culture. If you already know about lean and you’re already to click away

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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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How to Evaluate and Learn From Q1

No One Executes An Annual Plan Execution happens daily, and for most companies, the most effective time frame for an execution plan is 90 days (13 weeks). Your Executive Team Should Be Meeting Now To Plan Q2. No matter what happened

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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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Are you ready for 2014? Does your team execute without your holding them accountable?

Winter Greetings, By this time in January, it’s easy to figure it’s too late to do any planning.  Keep on keeping on, we may think. If you’ve already done you’re planning and everyone is clear on your priorities, getting on

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Is the EXECUTION of your business plan flawless?

“We continue to find more and more value in the Gazelles approach to managing a growing company. Three years into it, we are more convinced than ever that it was one of the most important and defining decisions we made

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Priority Star Method for Prioritization

I’ve had 3 or 4 different CEOs show me this method for group prioritization lately, and I’ve since used it with two clients.  I couldn’t find it on the web, so I might have the name wrong.  If you know

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