March 14, 2018

4 Ways the Eventual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Champion Show the Most Alignment – and How that Applies to You.

March is here. St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of Spring and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. One of the reasons we enjoy the tournament is because […]
March 2, 2018

When “Are we all Aligned” Doesn’t Mean Real Alignment

How many times has a meeting ended with the question similar to this. “Are we aligned? Do we know what we all need to do and […]
February 28, 2018

Lack of Organizational Creativity? How to Determine if it’s a Mission, Leadership, Process or Employee Issue.

New ideas are a key lifeline for organizations to enable long-term, sustainable growth. Employees who are in the trenches every day interacting with customers and stakeholders […]
February 28, 2018

Employees Don’t Trust Leadership? What Can I Do? Be More Authentic

How many organizations have you heard about where employees don’t trust leadership? There can be many reasons for it, but one of the main ones is […]
February 26, 2018

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Feds Message to Wells Fargo Board – You’re Responsible

In interesting article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune from John Stout, former chairman of American Bar Association’s Corporate Governance Committee and current shareholder at Fredrickson and […]
February 26, 2018

Harvard Business Review: Wells Fargo Example of How Power Can Corrupt Leaders and Compassion Can Save Them

In an earlier post, we talked about how Wells Fargo’s decisions while driving fake accounts to drive revenue deviated from their mission and vision. Harvard Business […]
February 20, 2018

Your Plan isn’t Worth the Paper it’s Written On – 4 Questions to Ask to Make it Thrive

Great strategic plans have been written on the backs of envelopes and on napkins. They aren’t that hard to come up with. There are a lot […]
February 20, 2018

4 Ways to ‘Sell’ Your Strategic Plan, even Before it’s Launched

Earlier, we wrote about how your Strategic Plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. If you, as a leader, don’t align the plan to your […]
February 20, 2018

How the Wells Fargo Scandal Relates to Decisions you Make Everyday

Wells Fargo’s banking arm has been immersed in scandal over the last several months because of decisions leadership and employees made with creating fake accounts to […]