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Building a Strategy Capable Organization

There are many keys to effectively executing an organization’s strategy. In my opinion, the most critical factor is assuring that the organization has the capacity to execute strategic goals and objectives. I call this creating a strategy-capable organization and it highlights the role that talent plays in assuring strategic success. That … Continue reading Building a Strategy Capable Organization

Hire Hard, Manage Easy, Fire Fast

I recently had the privilege of visiting several of US’s most successful and admired organizations, including Google and Facebook. It was a marvelous opportunity to experience how these rapidly growing and innovative firms leverage culture. A comment by our Facebook host really stuck with me. When we were talking about … Continue reading Hire Hard, Manage Easy, Fire Fast

Do Great Leaders Naturally “Bubble to the Surface” Or The Fallacies of the Effervescent Model of Leadership

A colleague recounted a perspective from an HR client that said they didn’t think that companies neither needed to assess their leadership talent nor do formal succession planning. Instead, the HR functionary believed that good leaders just “naturally bubble to the surface.” My colleague and I, as we are want … Continue reading Do Great Leaders Naturally “Bubble to the Surface” Or The Fallacies of the Effervescent Model of Leadership