Better Leaders, Better Results

I have seen different groups in different organizations and I always find different levels of productivity. At one end, there are remarkably high productivity teams that have managed to implement best practices, processes and systems, where objectives are clear, people are motivated and great results are achieved. At the other end, there are teams withContinue reading “Better Leaders, Better Results”

5 Keys to a Successful Reorg

The Covid crisis is still a huge weight on the economy. Many companies have been forced to restructure because of this crisis, simplifying their structure and reducing personnel. Several others have tried to stay afloat to avoid leaving the team hanging. But with a prolongated duration of the pandemic, it is very possible they willContinue reading “5 Keys to a Successful Reorg”

Personal Strategy 2021

The year 2020 began badly, there were forest fires in Australia that ended up causing the death of approximately 500 million animals, COVID-19 was already lurking, and by March it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and had reached more than 1.5 million deaths.  Several celebrities died including Kobee Bryant, Eddie VanContinue reading “Personal Strategy 2021”

How to Have Successfull Strategy Sessions

The time of the year when we must hold workshops with our executive team and our directors, to review and establish the direction our company will take, has arrived.  Scheduling it is a challenge, everyone must set aside one or two days out of their busy schedules.  Some are less enthusiastic than others to haveContinue reading “How to Have Successfull Strategy Sessions”

5 Signs that it’s Time to Rethink the Strategy

A few days ago, a friend was telling me that he was interested in doing strategic planning, but he really didn’t know if it was the right time.  This is an understandable doubt, the world in in crisis due to COVID-19 and there is no certainty of when the virus will be under control. ThisContinue reading “5 Signs that it’s Time to Rethink the Strategy”

What Strategy is and what it isn’t

Throughout the year I have had many discussions about what is and what is not strategy.  The Word is overused and, too frequently, used wrongly.  Mission, vision and values are not strategy, they are statements that help communicate strategy.  For them to help, they have to be very clear.  But alone, without having equally clearContinue reading “What Strategy is and what it isn’t”

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good about Telecommuting

The pandemic has forced a lot of people to work from home.  In spite of the fact that few enjoy being cooped up at home, a lot of people do enjoy the idea of telecommuting and hope that this modality extends beyond COVID-19.  Not everything about working remotely is peaches and cream, but I thinkContinue reading “The Ugly, the Bad and the Good about Telecommuting”

Jumping from the Operational to the Strategic

It is natural for leaders to develop a career that begins operationally and that, with the achievement of results, moves up to different leadership positions thanks to analytical, technical and management skills.  The operational leader is of the utmost importance and their knowledge of operational issues enables the understanding of the minutiae of the workContinue reading “Jumping from the Operational to the Strategic”

Accountability

As a company leader you have pressure from someone to achieve results, with or without COVID-19.  Naturally, you delegate some tasks expecting results, time goes by and when it is delivered it is not delivered as you wanted it.  ¿What happened? There might be many reasons including issues of leadership, productivity, communication, motivation and capabilities. Continue reading “Accountability”