Tag Archives: Make It Happen

‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple

In a previous blog (Why is Business So Complex?), I highlighted the factors that drive business leaders and businesses towards greater and greater complexity and more and more work. Yes, business is complex. And that complexity cannot be ignored. But, … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

In his book, Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School, Philip Delves Broughton recounts his experience as a student at HBS. It is an interesting read, especially for those planning to go to business school. For our … Continue reading

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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

In their book, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck drive home the point that execution is vital. The difference between a company and its competitors is its ability to execute; that is … Continue reading

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The Most Seductive and Dangerous Mistake Smart Leaders Make

Business leaders are on the firing line, making it happen, and trying to realize ever more difficult goals. Far too often, for every one step forward, they take one, two or three steps backwards by making that most seductive and … Continue reading

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Speed – A Key Element of Business Success

“The secret to success lies in careful preparation followed by speedy and decisive execution.”  Napoleon In successfully executing on your business goals, speed matters. The quicker that you complete a task, the sooner you can get on to the next … Continue reading

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Minimize Distractions for Better Results

In business today, the opportunity for distraction is endless.  This includes all the distractions of the urgent but unimportant that range from meetings to E-Mail to Internet surfing.  Due to these distractions and constant interruptions, employees and companies often do not … Continue reading

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6 Ways A Leader Wins by Doing Nothing

“Just Do it” “Make it happen” “Be a Doer” So much of leadership is about getting things done and accomplishing goals. As such, business leaders are often fixated by activity, motion, and action. The more that is done the better. … Continue reading

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The Magic of Three – The “Windex” of a Winning Business

  Throughout my blog posts, you will notice that I construct lots of lists in explaining and clarifying certain points. You may also note that most of these lists have three points. In doing this, I am using a technique … Continue reading

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