I have been conducting interviews with senior business leaders on transformation. One of the key challenges we discussed was a burning platform for change. For businesses which have been successful, complacency hinders the drive for a leap to the next level of success. Changing the mindset is difficult because things… [More]
The round robin format of the badminton games at the 2012 London Olympics ended with the disqualification of teams from China, South Korea, and Indonesia from the knockout round. Instead of exerting themselves to play their best, the teams were trying to lose on purpose so that they would be… [More]
Onboard the Maid of the Mist boat, I was ferried to the base of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls. The scenery was spectacular. Two rainbows spanned beautifully across the Falls. On this hot day of 30 degrees Celsius, the mist was a welcoming break from the heat despite the… [More]
One of my favourite events for the Olympic Games is gymnastics. The choreographed performances are artistic and graceful, yet intense. The routine on the balance beam is a demanding 90 seconds which calls for razor-sharp focus and precision. As soon as the gymnast mounts the beam, every jump, turn and… [More]
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A local grocer had to close its store due to a computer system breakdown. It happened two days in a row. The temporary closures cost the store significant revenue loss, not to mention the inconvenience created for its loyal customers. Businesses have come to rely heavily on technology. Technology drives… [More]
Here’s an article I wrote for CMA Update Magazine – reprinted with permission. Watch What You’re Doing
Execution is doing the necessary work to realize the results you set out to achieve. Execution requires resources: people, time and money. To ensure that your efforts are not wasted, you need to be clear on the results you aim for so that you select the right initiatives to work… [More]
Strategy development paints a picture of what you want the company to be and the achievements you aim for. Execution is doing the necessary work to deliver the outcome. Many companies fail to implement their strategy successfully. To avoid failure, pay attention to the following: Ensure every employee understands what… [More]
The commencement speech delivered to the 2012 Wellesley High School graduates was anything but special. Instead of platitudes about achievements, English teacher David McCullough Jr. offered doses of reality in his speech, which has garnered praise and criticism. A few excerpts that resonated with me: By definition, there can only… [More]
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