You might think that a great visionary is someone who comes up with wonderful, creative, profitable ideas. That is the straightforward definition of a visionary in business, and it is the basic job description of any and every visionary. But, the differentiator that moves someone from the “visionary” category to the “great visionary” category is far different.… Continue reading The Differentiator that Makes a Great Visionary
Gather a company’s leaders together in a conference room to discuss current challenges, new opportunities, tough issues, and the state of the business, and what do you get? The answer can be ‘great results’ if the team works with each other in a way that builds a high level of trust and respect. Our experience… Continue reading The Secret Sauce of Highly Successful Teams
“Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business.” As leadership and business consultants, we see these words from Gino Wickman’s book Rocket Fuel played out every day among our clients. That being said, the relationship between Visionaries and… Continue reading 5 Tips to Boost Your Success as a Visionary
The quarterly leadership team meeting had started like any other. I (Rip) was facilitating, and had opened the floor so that the team members could share good news, either personal or professional, to help them connect with one another. When we got to the newest member of the leadership team, however, things took an unexpected… Continue reading It Takes Courage to Live into Your Core Values
In the normal course of business, you need to respond to changes in technology, the marketplace, the economy, and more. But 2020 was not a normal year … and 2021 is not going to be normal, either. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of change has been dramatically accelerated – and your response to… Continue reading Happy (Disruptive) New Year!
John C. Maxwell, the prominent leadership speaker and author, said famously, “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” Today, we want to shine the spotlight on one place in business where this truth can result in severe losses: namely, when a “benevolent dictator” talks about becoming… Continue reading Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader