Issue 177

Rethinking Execution: The ‘Salsa Scale’ of Embedment
Published June 12, 2019 - By Todd M. Warner

“Execution is a challenge in every organization, and “embedment” means different things for different technical outputs. Not every initiative and priority needs to be localized in teams across an organization. Unfortunately, organizational approaches to embedment are so shallow and flawed that they are perpetually vexed by the challenges of getting local people to adopt any new ways of working.”

Issue 176

Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration
Published May 15, 2019 - By Diana Wu David

“The future of work looks bewildering. … Jobs tenures are shorter than ever, while our work life seems to go on to infinity and beyond. Exponential change means that everyone is perpetually considering how to re-invent themselves to keep up with shifting careers and mores.”

The Resurrection of the American Dream
Published May 15, 2019 - By Craig Hall, with Linden Gross

“The statistics and research are clear—over the course of the last several decades, the number of new startups in the U.S. has been on a steady decline … 75 percent of venture capital in the U.S. goes to only three areas—Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. This has left much of the United States a wasteland in terms of entrepreneurial activity. And the punches keep on coming.”

How to Green Your Company
Published May 15, 2019 - By Gay Browne

“Traditionally, responsibility means looking out for the bottom line, and reporting financial performance to your shareholders if you are a publicly traded company. In today’s world, responsibility is taking on a whole new meaning, including looking out for your employees and the natural environment.”

How to Turn Complexity Into Advantage
Published May 15, 2019 - By David Komlos & David Benjamin

“With all the fuss about unprecedented and accelerating complexity, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that today’s standout leaders are solving their organization’s defining challenges … They have upended conventional wisdom and replaced it with a new underlying logic, from which when understood, there’s no turning back.”

The Future of Sales is Radically Transparent—Are you Ready?
Published May 15, 2019 - By Todd Caponi

“How can sellers understand technology advancements, adjust, and actually have buyers looking forward to their interactions with sales professionals? How can sellers become no longer a necessary evil, but the key element in an easy, successful, confident decision making process? Transparency.”

Issue 175

The Essential Actions to Building Unstoppable Teams
Published April 17, 2019 - By Alden Mills

“Care is the soil from which teams grow; a leader’s focus provides the fertilizer. If you’re at all interested in how to accomplish more by building teams that will break down walls to achieve the goal, then read on, because I’m going to share the four essential actions required to transform a gaggle of individuals into an unstoppable team.”

Reinventing Reinvention: Choosing the Continuous ‘Wise Pivot’ Over One-Time Transformation
Published April 17, 2019 - By Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes

“It turns out that the best response to constant and potentially devastating change is continuous rebalancing of an energized innovation portfolio, applied with as much creativity to older parts of your business as it is to the new. We call this self-renewing process ‘The Wise Pivot.’”

Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion
Published April 17, 2019 - By Sandy Rogers, Leena Rinne, and Shawn Moon

“You build customer loyalty when the people in your organization show empathy for customers, take responsibility for helping them reach their real goals, and treat them generously. Earning loyalty is much more than teaching good service techniques.”

Does Real Leadership Require Spirituality?
Published April 17, 2019 - By Hilary Jane Grosskopf

“Have you ever found that in order to make the right decision and move forward, you must often defy the boundaries of structure and logic? An element of spirituality is necessary in order to be a successful leader because leaders must acknowledge that we are all interconnected, that we have limitless potential beyond our control, and that the most important decisions involve empathy. ”

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