Why The Indianapolis Colts Rebranding Effort May Not Work

  My audience must know me because I received a number of emails about the story about the Indianapolis Colts’ new branding efforts under the banner of #COLTSFORGED. I was pretty excited to see a team really emphasize branding because I have been pretty adamant in many forums that the brand of these teams is everything and in many cases …

Process Goals, Again!

We are quickly moving up on football season now and so I think it is a good time to remind you that one important aspect of goal setting is that you should be focused on your process of improvement.  If you have been in here a long time, you know I am an Alabama Crimson Tide guy and that Nick …

3 Business Lessons You Should Learn From Nick Saban

After several weeks of hand wringing by Alabama fans (count me in), Coach Nick Saban recently signed a contract extension that is likely to make him college football’s first 7M a year coach.  Because of the increased attention, I felt like now was a good time to take a look at 3 business lessons you can take from the coach …

Right Time, Right Place, Right Idea

We talk a lot about variables. We probably don’t talk enough about timing, place, and ideas. As an example, I used a picture of Nick Saban above. If you don’t know, Nick Saban has probably coached his way to being either the best college football coach ever or the second best college football coach ever while coaching at the University …

Leadership Today Is Almost Laughable…

To say that Washington, DC hasn’t really been known for the strength of its leadership for quite some time would be an understatement. That being said, the move by the House Republicans to gut the independent ethics office under the disguise of “reform” is just another in a long line of laughable signs of “leadership” around the country over the last …

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Stop Making Your Strategy Neurotic! Make It Consistent!

The photo above should hang somewhere in every executive’s office all over the world. Why you might ask? Because that is what a solid strategy combined with consistent focus on the simple, repeatable actions that your organization can take to achieve success looks like. In our current era of business, we have become obsessed with focusing on the shiny, new …

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Stop Making Your Strategy Neurotic! Make It Consistent!

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The photo above should hang somewhere in every executive’s office all over the world. Why you might ask? Because that is what a solid strategy combined with consistent focus on the simple, repeatable actions that your organization can take to achieve success looks like. In our current era of business, we have become obsessed with …