Author Archives: Peter

You Are Accountable for Reading this Article!
11 Aug

You Are Accountable for Reading this Article!

Accountable, responsible. Poteighto, potaato. Interchangeable, right? Wrong. There is a huge difference. Often people do use the terms “accountability” and “responsibility” interchangeably, and frequently it does not create issues. However, when you are trying to transform your organization, or revitalize your company, the difference becomes very important. So, what is the difference? Delegation Makes All […]

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Aligning Leaders – A Success Story
30 Jul

Aligning Leaders – A Success Story

How valuable is aligning leaders for a business transformation? How about $80 million worth? We were working on a process transformation program with a North American executive team of a global company. There were seven executives, each incredibly competent, but very independent. This created silos that made collaboration and alignment tough. We used our Organizational […]

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Planning Your Business Transformation – 3 Watch Outs!
20 Jun

Planning Your Business Transformation – 3 Watch Outs!

If you do things right, you should have a good cross-section of activities do do your planning. These activities should be a good mix of technology, business process, communication, training, and so on. If you want to know how to get a good balance of activities for planning, you can check out some of the […]

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Prioritizing, Dim Sum, and a Locked Door
05 Jun

Prioritizing, Dim Sum, and a Locked Door

Prioritizing is about as exciting a subject as dealing with issues and risks (see previous blog). Be honest: just reading that previous sentence, and the words “prioritizing”, “issues”, and “risks”, a glaze is starting to form in front of your eyes, right? But hang on, this next sentence is much more interesting. She needed something […]

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Herding Panthers – Aligning Executives for Fun and Profit
31 May

Herding Panthers – Aligning Executives for Fun and Profit

Aligning key decision makers can be tough. Senior leaders operate in an environment where individual competence is highly valued and rewarded. Add to this the competitive nature present in most, if not all, executives, plus the healthy ego required to operate at this level. Mix it all up, and it leads to a challenge to […]

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