4 Ways to Overcome Resistance and Turn Your Growth Strategy Inside Out

Which is more challenging: the internal organizational resistance or market resistance? A portion of my work is spent with cohorts of upwardly mobile, mid-senior leaders who are developing their growth programs as part of their commitment to professional development.  One of them asked me this question during a recent coaching session, and as usual, it […]

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From the Practitioners: Five Takeaways from the SCPD Conference

Picture a group assembled under one mantra: accelerating innovation.  It would be an eclectic group of industry leaders, thought leaders and others who make their living building value.  Mix in equal parts of dialogue, interaction and new experiences. That’s what the SCPD (Society for Concurrent Product Development) conference is all about.  Set each year at […]

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Growth Leaders: How to Punch Above Your Pay Grade

If it wasn’t real, it could have been off a movie set. I walked and walked…past the administrative and waiting area and inside the office.  I had never seen anything quite like this: enormous inlaid desk, conference table, glass cases full of expensive travel artifacts and carpet so thick you had to be careful not […]

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The Trouble With Moonshots for Existing Enterprises

It was a quest of nearly mythic proportions, and I had a front-row seat to the action: allow anyone – anywhere – to make a satellite-based phone call.  The program was dubbed Iridium (named for the 77th element when initial calculations showed the need for 77 satellites). It was conceived of in the 1990’s and […]

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