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Regaining Project Momentum: Cutting Through the Haze

  I walked into the the conference room, and even with warm handshakes, you could feel the tension.  This group had been working for months to pull their work together and launch a new product that was based in some great work that their advanced R&D team had completed.  I had been asked to come […]

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Who is Actually in Charge of Growth in Your Organization?

I was working with a firm in a session the other day and we had one of those moments of clarity.  They had done some great work in previous meetings and had set the stage for growth decision making by taking stock of relevant hard and soft assets of the firm, carefully integrating objective outside […]

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Is Your Growth Strategy Missing one of These?

I’ve been in deep document review for a client for an upcoming diagnostic session, with the topic being growth and transformation.  Like many firms, they have a complex and comprehensive ongoing plan of investment around a longer-range vision.  Also, like many firms, they have opportunities to improve the clarity, focus, organization and leadership associated with […]

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How to Avoid Innovation Theatre

It’s very common in mid-sized firms and larger: when a big review is coming up, particularly with the analyst community or a larger customer, there is a need to have a few slides that position the firm as a leader.  The R&D team is tapped for “some content” and many times a project is dusted […]

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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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