Execution

How to Run a Daily Meeting

Before you run away from this idea (i.e. if you’re thinking, “I already have way too many meetings in my life!”), just hang with me for a moment. As I wrote a few years ago, some of the most successful companies in the world use daily meetings (companies like Goldman...

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How to Get Big Projects Moving Forward

When you have a big project staring you in the face, what do you do? Or what do your people do? When you see a project like one of the following … Create a new revenue stream Open a new location Create and launch a new product Design a new employee performance review...

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Do You Have an Annoyance List?

No matter what your business is, you have both internal and external issues that annoy either you, your people, or your customers. The problem, of course, is that very few businesses (or organizations) do anything about them—and that is a very big problem. Case in...

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What’s Holding You and Your Company Back?

Are you familiar with the Theory of Constraints (TOC)? If you’re not, the theory (an overall management philosophy) came into vogue post the publication of a book entitled, “The Goal,” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. In its most basic form the theory contends that any...

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Why Does Your Team’s Execution Fail?

I just finished leading a management training session for one of my clients on, “Execution: The Art and Science of Transforming Intention into Reality.” And the one section that probably had the most discussion for us as a group was my first point on realizing why...

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