We Change Together or Not At All

Messages about change must be designed to draw people together, whether it’s to launch a new marketing strategy or build a mountain of jack-o’-lanterns. If we are not working together, we are not working at our best. Diversity work is all about navigating change. Setting race aside, the objective is to get everyone moving in […]

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We are all racist and sexist. It’s more subtle than you think.

Read this excerpt from a recent McKinsey report: “Research shows that company profits and share performance can be close to 50 percent higher when women are well represented at the top. Beyond that, senior-level women have a vast and meaningful impact on a company’s culture. They are more likely than senior-level men to embrace employee-friendly […]

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It’s “Temporary” is the Enemy of Change

There are 2 racks of shoes, boxes of boots, and a rack of coats in my office. While our main level flooring is replaced, the contents of our closet are my closest companions at work. I hate it. So why can’t a master of navigating change deal with a temporary inconvenience? Because I know it’s […]

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Want to win them over? Follow the Tony’s Chocolonely Method

Headed home after a conference, I found myself browsing my way through the LA airport. A dangerous past-time. LAX has lots of goodies to absorb your hard-earned cash and my eyes were drawn to the chocolate bars. Brightly packaged bars grabbed my attention. “What the heck is ‘Chocolonely’? Baloney-flavoured chocolate with anti-depressant flavour crystals?” Being […]

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11 Signs Your Strategy Will Fail

  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jan 21, 2019
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I recently challenged an executive to ask her team if they could paraphrase her strategy accurately. The results were abysmal, getting about one and half of the priorities correct out of five. That’s a fail. Companies rarely crash and burn over night. Instead, strategies get off track as cues are missed and the path is not […]

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