State of Readiness | Stephan Meyer; Sacred Cows

State of Readiness | Stephan Meyer; Sacred Cows

Give a listen… My guest today is Stephan Meyer PhD, CEO of Almademey Ltd. I have known Stephen for some years now, he being one of the first professionals when I arrived in Germany over a decade ago. I have always found our conversations quite interesting. Like me, he knows you can’t hit home-runs without…

Getting strategy wrong—and how to do it right instead

Getting strategy wrong—and how to do it right instead

Too many companies equate strategy with hitting financial goals. They underestimate the difficulty—and the value—of the real thing. The word “strategy” means an approach to dealing with a difficult challenge, especially that of competing with a clever opponent. To have a strategy is to have an approach to overcoming critical obstacles and difficulties. However, through many…

How to Move from Strategy to Execution

How to Move from Strategy to Execution

Summary. Three out of every five companies rate their organization as weak on strategy execution. When you dig into the potential barriers to implementation, there is a general lack of understanding of the various factors at play, resulting in the inevitable managerial justifications — “poor leadership,” “inadequate talent,” “lack of process excellence,” etc. This article…

One Shift at a Time

One Shift at a Time

Let’s first make an assumption; that the personnel on the production floor were properly informed in absolute terms what the goals of the plant and the company might be and properly empowered to assess situations as they presented themselves.  This is not a given, for all too often the people and their abilities to think…

The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs

The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs

Several months into a global pandemic, leading organizations are redefining expectations of what is possible. Consider how offices around the world shifted virtually overnight to digitally enabled remote work. Grocery retailers and restaurants rolled out new pickup and delivery services. Hospitals rapidly expanded telehealth options. Automakers, apparel makers, and mobile phone assemblers retooled on the…

3 Mistakes Change Leaders Make, Plus Essential Strategies to Avoid Them

Mistake 1: Leaders fail to prepare themselves for change I bet there’s not one person reading this article who is not experiencing some kind of change, whether in your work or personal life.  Regardless of the type of change, you’re often in the position of leading others through the change.  Your role involves helping others…