Leaders not infrequently come to us with the complaint, “I’m the only one around here who thinks strategically. I’m the only one coming up with new ideas and innovations. I am so frustrated!” Believe us, that frustration is shared by those leaders’ followers … because the root of the issue does not lie in the… Continue reading A Leader’s #1 Task: Replicate Yourself!
Suppose you have a leader in your company who is a) extremely bright, b) extremely experienced, and c) extremely motivated. Beyond that, this leader has a strategic sense that is second to none. He or she can forecast what is going to happen, how the market is moving, and where opportunities are opening up with… Continue reading The Achilles’ Heel of Superstar Leaders
Businesses around the world are indebted to James Collins and Jerry Porras for giving us the concept of the “BHAG” – a “big, hairy, audacious goal.” BHAGs have been instrumental in challenging and changing businesses for the better for years. BHAGs are stretch goals: specific in nature, long-term in timeframe, and transformative in outcome. It… Continue reading Leadership Courage Part 4: Setting a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal