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One Habit to Train Your Team to be Self-Leaders

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

There is a solution for both over-active and under-engaged managers: train your team to do weekly self-reviewsStephen Covey and David Allen made the weekly review popular among top leaders and managers. But have you passed this wisdom on to your team? Establishing this one habit with your team will develop them into proactive, self-leaders.


Lead Effectively From Home

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In a time of crisis, organizations with built-in planning and check-in habits are more likely to survive. How can you lead effectively from home? Don’t abandon your regular planning and check-in meetings. Even when you are frantically changing priorities, even when you can’t meet face to face, maintain the heartbeat of planning and checking in on your top priorities.


How Strategic Planning Differs From Operational Planning

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

When formulating strategies to improve your organization, it helps to differentiate between strategic and operational planning.


How to Build Organizational Effectiveness. (Hint: You’re Missing the Obvious!)

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Any approach for making them more effective has to cope with that complexity. In this article, we’ll share one straightforward way to jumpstart your organizational effectiveness journey that is frankly, not obvious, and oftentimes missed completely.

But first, some background to set the stage.


How to Measure Organizational Effectiveness

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Should it be measured by revenue? Net promoter scores? Stock price? Executive bonuses (ha!)?

The truth is, it completely depends on your strategic plan. The only way to answer the question “How should I measure excellence” in your organization is to first determine both long-term and short-term targets, because organizational excellence or effectiveness must be measured relative to these.


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Since 2005, the Six Disciplines blog offers posts about performance excellence, strategy execution, business coaching, leadership development, innovation, and business process improvement. This blog has received prestigious awards for leadership and management and has been syndicated by several major media sources.