Every entrepreneur I know starts out with a strong conviction that their solution is a perfect match for their target market, and yet almost every one later admits a need to “pivot” before finding their groove. Course corrections, or pivots, are normal for new ventures, so expect them and don’t make excuses. Failure is the […]
Using the 3P Change Equation to Stimulate Sustainable Change
Making sustainable changes in any organization is not easy: Change is hard. People resist it—even positive change—and they often express their resistance through declining engagement and performance, and by slipping back into old habits. But, change is necessary to succeed and grow. For change to happen, and for it to stick, tough decisions are needed. […]
Don’t Fear Transformation, Fear Irrelevance!
A reader asked how to overcome individuals’ and organizational fear of transformation. My knee jerk reaction was that irrelevance is much more scary than transformation.
Could Uber Put FedEx Out of Business?
Spoiler Alert: The answer is yes, and that is a very important lesson for you, as well.
Why Just About Every Single Head of Innovation (Including Me) Should Be Fired
Most innovation officers are brought in to shake things up, and just about all of them are not aggressive enough. Your job is to run in the face of convention.
5 Things That Determine Your Return on Investment
There are whole number of reasons why you and many other companies like you might desire a closer look at their branding. These reasons each carry with them an expectation for ROI.
Now is the Time to Step Up Your Game Again!
There’s one strategy that will absolutely change the game once again for your brand and that is positioning your brand. I would hazard to guess that well over 90% of companies have never effectively positioned their brands or even considered it.
Don’t Get Complacent!
When any entity becomes dysfunctional, it all boils down to the same root causes: a blame game where nothing gets done, and everyone getting locked into complacency about the way things are.
How to Bounce Back from Crushing Defeat
As a record-making quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s, I led my team to three Super Bowls in a span of only four years. In case you hadn’t heard, I lost all three of them.
When the Shift Hits the Fan
Your Industry Is Changing. Now What? There comes a time in every business when it becomes apparent that your product, service or business model is no longer relevant.