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So You’ve Got the Right People On the Bus. But What If It’s Not a Bus Anymore?

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com Discover how to recognize the exact team members you need to manage your growing business’s new complexity. We’ll show you and help build your game plan. Get details here. Jim Collins’ book Good…

When You’re Too Good for Your Own Startup

 A version of this article first appeared at Inc.com. For a startup to succeed it needs two key people: A Visionary and an Operator. These roles differ considerably, and crucially. The Visionary has the initial idea and brings the passion,…

How to flourish in any crisis

Ever wonder why every month brings another tale of a badly handled corporate disaster (here’s last year’s haul: BP, HP, Netflix, Groupon, HP, Bank of America, News International, Yahoo, HP, Toyota, Google, Kodak), yet you have to go back to 1982 for…

Why businesses stumble in a crisis

Last time, we looked at the three steps required to recover from any crisis: 1. Clarity. 2. Direction. 3. Control. This seems pretty straightforward, yes? So why do so many leaders, not to say entire executive teams stumble so badly when…

HP: Genius need not apply (for now)

On Monday we saw how Steve Jobs genius is clearly an important element of Apple’s success. On Wednesday we saw that for Google, the opposite is the case – for them, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s genius is highly problematic.For another company, HP,…

Living in a different world

We’ve seen frequently how all groups and teams – including yours – comprises people who have one of three default leadership/management styles: that of a Visionary, an Operator or a Processor (click on any of the links to see more).For any group or…

Why your team - large or small - isn't delivering growth

Yesterday we looked at the number #1 reason businesses fail to grow consistently – because they have the wrong team.So why do so many teams fail to grow their business consistently and profitably- even if they have a great strategy to underpin their…

Why Mondays are so often unproductive

Ever wonder why Mondays are often so unproductive? Here’s why:All the Operators in the organization arrive back at work raring to go – they just want to get started – on the road, at their desk, on the production line – whatever they’re paid to do,…