EXCELLENCE: Executive Summary.

Employees are often so fed up with changes within a corporation that they seldom react to new directives, strategies and innovations until forced to do so. This 11-part series is intended for leaders who want to make major...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 1-ACHIEVERS.

Changing of the guards. If your change is a major one for your corporation there is much to be said for the New-Year’s adage of “out with the old and in with the new”.  No. I certainly do not mean to fire...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 2-STORIES.

When making changes a powerful reinforcer comes in the form of stories. I’ve written Nuggets about the importance of story telling during your job interviews, but this same sense of importance and symbolism applies when...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 3-ALIGNED.

Small steps can create big changes. Similarly, small actions create big impressions. When making change, check your alignment, and, of course, the alignment of others. Are you sending an email to someone internally? If so, do...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 4-SYMBOLS.

Your employees are watching you. Are you behaving in ways that are consistent with the changes you are pushing throughout the corporation? Do your memos reinforce those changes? Do you host meetings to reinforce those changes?...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 5-CHECKUPS.

Accountability accounts for success. Though checklists can be overdone, there are times when checklists are warranted and ought to be enforced until such times as actions become habitual, or processes fully automated. But the...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 6-TEAM.

In any sport, it is the TEAM that wins. If every member of the team learns to work with each other, adapts to each other’s personalities to feed strengths and mitigate weaknesses, and if they rally around workable...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 7-EXCUSES.

Accept no excuses. Muscles don’t grow unless they are sufficiently challenged with heavier and heavier weights over time. Marathons are not won by giving in to aches and pains and succumbing to fatigue before the finish...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 8-INFLUENCERS.

Do you have the authority to make change? Do you have the full support of the board and all your executive stakeholders? When that day arrives when you stand before your entire employee population to announce your agenda and...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 9-TRUST.

Okay. So you are the new CEO. The chief honcho. The big cheese. The board hired you so they expect change. You have the authority to make almost any change you desire to the company. You have that magical power as if to wave a...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 10-PULL the CARPET.

As long as an ineffective, expired or even a  bad process is resourced, it will continue. Yet, few executives have the courage to pull the carpet from under an undesirable process. They sometimes fear the disruption that may be...

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EXCELLENCE. Step 11-CHASM.

A new process or program can only succeed when employees clearly recognize, accept, and believe in, the need to change from an existing, adequate program or process to a new one. Often, employees do not recognize a need for...

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WOMEN’S Right To SERVE and FIGHT.

Candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, is stumping hard for the notion of women being given more respect in every matter by removing sexism. But one particular matter might become ugly. Until recently, women, because they are...

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Best and Safest INVESTMENTS.

It’s YOU. Invest in yourself and you’ll reap the greatest rewards, from personal to financial. Steps to making yourself a richer and more valuable human being: Take courses relevant to your objectives and...

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Discover Your Future JOB: Selling WEED.

Finding work in the real America is a tough full-time job that often lasts more than 24 months. So, if you have a job, but have not followed the advice I offered in my previous Nuggets, you are likely heading for a world of hurt...

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Will YOU Soon Be Scrapped, Also?

Back in the 1980’s, it was identified that there was 33% more cars being manufactured, globally, than the demand ever called for. Back then, hundreds of thousands of cars were let to rust or being dumped into the ocean....

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