January is the ideal time to kick start question #6 in my list of Mindful Questions: Ten years from now, what is one thing you will regret if you do not learn or do it now?
December 15, 2023
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I love this time of year when I get to help leaders design their annual kickoff meetings and refresh their vision for future growth.
Sadly, some growth grinches roam these gatherings. Much like the grumpy solitary creature in the film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” some leaders miss the true meaning and mechanics behind this important holiday –the planning season. In 2023, I witnessed how these “bah humbug” habits disrupted investor confidence, demoralized team members, and crushed careers….
April 27, 2023
This year, it’s tempting for C-Suite leaders to obsess over boosting the balance sheet. They focus on efficiency—the theme song of our times. This approach has irreparable consequences. It leaves companies vulnerable to competitors who are committed to boosting customer-facing value to improve the bottom line.
March 30, 2023
Hype cycles take us—and our stakeholders—on a wild ride. Without strategic guardrails, our brand may be forever damaged. Yet here we are, diving into countless ChatGPT and other generative AI use cases and experiments, skipping the strategic questions and downplaying the consequences of unfettered use.
February 9, 2023
I love the marketing profession, and watching our community members build healthier companies and lives. Why? Because marketing leadership combines head and heart—not just during the Valentine’s Day holiday, but throughout the year.
January 26, 2023
Collaborative, cross-functional planning requires us to explore new growth strategies. Those strategies should fulfill three guiding principles: they must boost the bottom line, align with our core values, and drive predictable 2023 results.