Hope isn’t a tactic either…

You’ve probably heard the old saying that “Hope isn’t a strategy”. I’ve written a few words on the topic of Strategy, Tactics and Hope in the past and have even talked about minding the gap between strategy and tactics. Most people and organizations understand – at least in theory – that they need a strategic … Read more Hope isn’t a tactic either…

Stop Chasing. Start Focusing.

Most businesses are chasing. They’re chasing their competitors. Chasing their industries. Chasing their perceptions of their future as well as chasing their past. Many people within companies are chasing too. Their chasing the approval of their leadership team. Chasing the approval of their managers and of their peers. Some are even chasing recognition from their … Read more Stop Chasing. Start Focusing.

What’s your strategy?

Strategy. That one word can send shudders through many folks.  That one word has made millions and millions for consulting companies and consultants. Can you answer the question “what’s your strategy?”  Can everyone within your organization? If I were to talk to the front-line workers in your organization and ask them “what’s your strategy?”, will … Read more What’s your strategy?

Links for April 25 2010

Silence is a Leadership Trait by Samuel Bacharach Quote: Between the words, between the actions, between the political strategies, leaders must create silence. Silence that allows for ideas to be absorbed. Silence that allows for emotions to settle. Silence that allows for bonding and healing. Silence that allows people to sit unthreatened and unchallenged. How … Read more Links for April 25 2010

Do you have a technology strategy?

Gene asks “Is Cloud Computing part of your Strategic Plan?” While Gene’s question is a fair one, I have to ask a much simpler question….do you have a technology strategic plan? Or at the very least, do you discuss technology and/or IT in your organization’s strategic plan? I know its a simple question….but its an … Read more Do you have a technology strategy?

Culture and the CIO

Did you catch the news earlier this week?   Gene De Libero and I started a new blog titled “CIO Essentials“.  Gene and I have known each other for a few years now and recently collaborated on an article for Cutter IT Journal titled “The Futureproof CIO“.  That collaboration has turned into CIO Essentials (CIOE). I … Read more Culture and the CIO

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