Strategy

Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

Todd Hoskins is the founder of Canopy Gap, an organization whose mission is to ignite customer relationships and energize teams & leadership using a set of unique tools and processes he and his team have developed. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Todd and found we share a similar vision for the Continue reading Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

The key to solving all your communication challenges is to hire for psychic ability. I know, you’re probably asking yourself why you never thought of this before. To help you get started, here’s a quick test from the Universal Psychic Guild that you can include in your talent acquisition process. (I was below 20% so I Continue reading The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges

Breaking the Illusion of Change

We know this isn’t working. The signals are clear. So… We talk about change. Worry about change. Argue about change. Learn about change. Plan to change. Soon. Yet, months, even years pass with no real change. We beat our chests and pound on conference room tables. So much activity and so little progress. “…full of sound Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Change

Pyramids, Circles and Organizational Geometry

Welcome to Organizational Geometry. I was reading a book recently that had nothing to do with business or leadership. In fact, it was related to the Christmas story. The author talked about a shift. A new relationship built on circles instead of pyramids. And that got me thinking about these shapes and how they differ. How Continue reading Pyramids, Circles and Organizational Geometry