Research shows that systems thinking and metacognition (awareness and understanding of one’s own thought process) lie at the root of both IQ enhancing and EQ enhancing skills. Developing both emotional intelligence and IQ skills requires a distinction between cognition (thinking) and metacognition (the ability to reflect on and understand how […]

Strategic planning is a process of defining and executing a long-term vision for an organization, based on its mission, values, goals and in consideration of the external environment in which it operates. It helps align the organization’s resources, capabilities, and activities with its desired outcomes and creates a sustainable dynamic […]

A strategy is a prediction about the future. It is a hypothesis that can be tested in small pilots and pivoted over time. A good strategy should be formulated as an if-then statement that specifies the internal actions and external conditions that will lead to your expected results. A powerful strategy […]

A recent article in Forbes listed the greatest challenges that every company is facing in 2023: A company’s stability and profitability depend upon their ability to respond to changes in the external environment. This capability must be evident outside of traditional strategic planning, it must be imbedded into the fabric […]

A recent article in Time Magazine suggests that humans now have an attention span that is less than that of a goldfish. Apparently, the easily-distracted goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds, and according to a study by Microsoft, us humans can only pay attention for eight seconds. That […]

Transformation is a word that is used to describe the bold, stepwise investments that organizations make in their future capabilities. A transformative effort is broader than incremental improvements. Transformations are intended to fundamentally alter how the business operates. Companies that have the means to invest in transformations usually expect their […]

Resilience refers to the capability to bounce back and recover in the face of challenges or setbacks. Resilience is something that can be strengthened after tough situations, but focusing on building it proactively will help to prepare you to face the future with courage. People who are equipped with resilience […]

That’s not spelled wrong. While “serial entrepreneurship” refers to someone who starts many new businesses in a short period of time, “cereal entrepreneurship” refers to a certain boot strappyness that was displayed by Airbnb founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia when their company was floundering. After several launches that did […]

What is purpose, anyway? A lot of people are searching for it. Human beings are wired to find purpose, and meaning, in our experiences, in our work, and in our lives. When navigating significant levels of disruption, we often work to find meaning in that, too. In short, a purpose […]

According to a recent article by McKinsey, top performing companies have high ambitions about continuing to make investments in technology. This is not surprising. But how companies plan to leverage technology to differentiate their companies is what is noteworthy. There are several reasons why top performers usually keep an eye […]