What is your focus?

If you are 100% focused on what greatly matters, the result will be certainly amazing. A little distraction weakens your position. Some people are good multitaskers. Is their final product outstanding or mediocre? This is the question that measures their output. The best strategy is focus. Are you focused on what matters?  

The major causes of failure

Working with different organizations in reassessing their cultures and empowering their people, I have reached a conclusion that the major causes of failure that are found in most organizations can be cascaded down to two: The overwhelming influence of management thinking. The inability to understand and apply the right model of leadership. Do you think […]

Management dilemma

Management is overly concerned with efficiencies and compliances. It is an act of authority. Managing cost, capital, machinery, stock, and even humans. They teach that people are resources, and they are disposable and manageable. The most important failure for most leaders today is that they are overtaken by a mechanical and corporate system that has […]

Executive pay

If the reward system is thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented, it harnesses the behavior and performance of everyone in the organization. A badly structured executive reward system negatively affects executives and non-executives. It has serious behavioral and psychological consequences on the executives’ performance and the whole organization. There is no doubt that the executive reward […]

Purpose determines the impact

Great businesses are measured by their leaders’ purposes in terms of their clarity and consistency. It is the leader’s purpose that draws the big picture for the whole business, its broader contribution, and its final impact. This is the core of leadership. If the impact is positive, the business purpose is sound, if it is […]

It starts and ends with leadership.

Organizations do not fail by themselves; leaders push them to the edge. A great culture is by design. Who designs or ruins the culture? Leaders do. A great or bad working environment for employees is the leaders making. Meaningful products and outstanding services are the outcomes of great leaders on board. The positive or negative […]

Entrepreneurship is not about starting a business

Most people think that entrepreneurship is about starting, organizing, and managing any enterprise and selling anything to people. They think that leadership is about maintaining that enterprise and managing people. Entrepreneurship is a serious and genuine attempt at solving big problems. It is about addressing them in a business model. Entrepreneurship is not about selling […]

Leaders attract believers, not skeptics

Let us consider this example below of an advertised job opportunity for the position of priest in the Catholic Church to examine how attracting the people who share the same ideology and belief is critical in attracting the right people. POSITION SUMMARY: A Roman Catholic priest is needed to coordinate and participate in Roman Catholic […]

Do not confuse it. Marketing vs sales.

  Marketing is communicating the message of the brand. What is the brand all about. It is telling the story and the DNA of the brand. Marketing is not about 4P’s and 7P’s as they teach and preach. One second, this applies only if there is a brand. If your business is a copy and […]

Why did you create the company?

Most companies’ CEOs, executives, and managers spend long hours behind closed doors to steer and advance the ship. Many complicated graphs, presentations, and a thick pile of papers are employed to invent the competitive advantage that will make them different and unique. They want to unravel the secret recipe that will transform their business to […]