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How to Start Relentless Momentum

Georg Nietsch

We work with a number of growing and transforming enterprises, so we're especially attuned to the number one challenge leaders in those situations face: They need more than everyone's buy-in. They need everyone to care.

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Why Less Data Creates a Better Culture

Your people are with you because they love your culture. There’s something about the way you run your business that fits them. They like each other, and they like your customers. Every leader who's ever run a successful team knows how important those intangibles are. Your culture feeds your success.

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Dashboards are Done – This is Next

Shawna Zylenko

As a CEO, you’re always looking for the insight that will change everything for you and your business.

You study your competitors because you intend to see what they missed. You read everything, hoping to find that outlier idea first. You chat with your friends, working off their thoughts to sharpen your own. And for the last decade or so, a lot of CEOs spent a lot of time creating – and recreating, over and over – one “dashboard” after another.

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Advice for New Managers

Are you a new manager, or hoping to be one soon?

Unfortunately, most new managers are left to sink or swim when they get promoted into a leadership role. The data is concerning, 40% of new managers don’t last 18 months.

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Top Three Reasons Meetings Fail

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At some point in their career, practically all business leaders hit a well-known, oft-discussed, and absolutely impenetrable barrier: they can’t clone themselves.

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The Trick to Command Presence

HBO

In Season 2, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, What Is Dead May Never Die, Lord Varys says to everyone’s favorite character, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister,

“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall, and a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

When he says “a very small man,” Varys is playing with Tyrion’s height, because his real point is that “any man” can cast a very large shadow - if he knows the “trick.”

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How Meetings & KPIs Create Productivity

Jean-Frederic Fortier

The plays we recommend in our recent Productivity Playbook can help you create a culture of accountability. In that culture, “accountability” should drive the productivity improvements that ensure the business results you are looking for.

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Your Team Views Have Been Updated

Team Views - Feature Update

Drag-n-Drop Goals and KPIs to personalize your Team Views 

RESULTS has revolutionized the way you can view your Teams: now you can customize your experience with different filters and controls.

The filters give you more control over the which Teams and Goals are displayed, and the controls let you change what's displayed and how.

All together, these improvements let you create the visual arrangement that's most compelling to you at the moment.

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The Secret Source of Right Answers

Dan Carlson

Six out of ten executives believe, according to the Harvard Business Review, that their enterprises make good decisions as often as they make bad ones.

That’s horrible. Can you imagine trying to get a degree with a record like that? What if every time you got an “A,” you got an “F” as well? You’d go insane. What about raising children? What if every time you managed to do something wise, you knew that your stupidity was about to land a punch as well? You’d go insane – and you’d be depressed.

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Great Meetings Include Hunting

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I go hunting at a duck club about an hour east of our San Francisco office, and last season when I aimed and shot at a Mallard, I had an inspiration. I realized why people have a hard time understanding business leaders – even if they really want to.

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