Develop Killer Vision

Develop Killer Vision

The people who make the biggest differences in organizations have killer vision. Vision is valuable because it gives you the confidence to know an obstacle can be overcome, and you can see the path forward more quickly than everyone else. Killer vision is a way of thinking that gets you organized and exhilarated.  It’s the difference between the people who get it and the people who don’t.

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Recognizing Mediocrity and Rising Above It

Recognizing Mediocrity and Rising Above It

Most people have good ideas, but only a very small percentage of these ever sniff execution at all, much less participate meaningfully. This is because most management structures enable mediocrity by providing employees with boxes to check, grading them on that box-checking and then believing things are going great.

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The Age of Individual Contribution and the Decline of Middle Management

The Age of Individual Contribution and the Decline of Middle Management

Great companies are becoming much flatter, and this trend will accelerate over the next 20 years. Promotion through the ranks won’t involve managing an ever greater number of people; instead it will mean an ever greater amount of accountability for an organization’s success.

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The Confidence to Disrupt

The Confidence to Disrupt

For ideas to become real, support from others is imperative. Disruptive innovations directly affect a number of stakeholders, in some cases across multiple companies. These stakeholders include not only executives and customers, but peers in other departments and frontline employees. All of these people care greatly for the continuity of their processes and outputs, and they are not going to support an idea that threatens to harm them. They need to see confidence to take on the change risk. 

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The Enemy of Innovation is Quality

The Enemy of Innovation is Quality

Employees and suppliers tend to self-assess their value based on quality levels. In other words, the number of times out of 100 the output was delivered correctly. If the target quality level is met or exceeded consistently then there tends to be a false sense of security about value. The truth is, your quality can be 100% every day and your value can be low. It can even be zero.

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