Leadership development teaches that the #1 job of a CEO is vision and values – purpose. Leadership strategies are the inspiring part of inspiring and enabling. But you don’t have to get there in one fell swoop. Choosing the grandest, boldest, riskiest big steps is more dramatic, but less certain than enabling your team to take […]
The most effective CEOs focus 20-30% of their time up, 20-30% out, and less than 50% down. Read more.
This is the fourth of four articles digging into cultures aligned with the four fundamental strategies: Independent design, Stable production, Interdependent delivery and Flexibility. A culture of flexibility is – wait for it – flexible. Its people are going to be all over the map. When you focus people on service or customer […]
This is the third of four articles digging into cultures aligned with the four key strategies. Following independent design and stable production, this deals with a culture of interdependence in support of a delivery strategy. It’s all about enrolling diverse players across the ecosystem. A culture of interdependence is a blended culture. The predominant […]
This is the second of four articles digging into cultures aligned with four key strategies – Independence, Stability, Interdependence and Flexibility. Here, George Bradt deals with a culture of stability in support of a production strategy. It’s all about ensuring reliability. A culture of stability is more results-focused, authority-driven, formal, hierarchical, directed and closed. Expect […]
Since you should align your culture, organization and operations around one of four strategies, it’s helpful to flesh out what the four different cultures mean. In the first of four articles, George Bradt digs into a culture of INDEPENDENCE – unleashing individual creativity and invention A culture of independence is more open, diffused, caring, flexible, […]
Given enough time and money, your competitors can duplicate almost everything you’ve got working for you. They can hire away some of your best people. They can reverse engineer your processes. The only thing they can’t duplicate is your culture. Brave Cultures Are Sustainable All music is made from the same 12 notes. All culture […]