The Video Says It All -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 8

The Video Says It All -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 8

A few years ago DirecTV had a set of humorous TV commercials based on the idea that a single event can set in motion a series of events that leads to a less than desirable outcome. One of those commercials went like this:

Challenging the Process (a guru's podcast) -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 7

Challenging the Process (a guru's podcast) -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 7

"Timing is everything," goes the saying. Today, for our tribe here at The Aperio, these words definitely apply.

Our timing is currently this...

(1) We're in a blog series on "The Sexiest Topic in Leadership" = Thinking Strategically.

More About Why The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 6

More About Why The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 6

This week we continue on in our focus on the most popular (aka "the sexiest") topic in leadership: strategic thinking. In last week's posting, we acknowledged that strategic leaders not only help unearth great ideas, but they navigate them through organizational gauntlets to get implemented.

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 5

The Best Ideas Don't Win and What To Do About It -- The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 5

Successfully leading the change that comes attached to new ideas is paramount to being a strategic leader. Therefore, we're going to take the next two blog posts to explore the practical realities of moving great ideas from concept to implementation. 

"What if..." --The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 4

"What if..." --The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 4

We’re in the midst of a multi-week exploration of the most favorite son of leadership theorists: strategic thinking. Last week we looked at the first of three practices for fostering the discovery of paradigm-shifting improvements. This week we’ll continue that process by looking at the remaining two. To start, let's take a moment to consider a list of questions...

Scenes from the Bathroom --The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 2

Scenes from the Bathroom --The Sexiest Topic in Leadership, Part 2

We’ve just begun a multi-part series exploring the most talked-about topic in leadership: strategic thinking. What makes a leader strategic? How can we help ourselves and the leaders we are responsible to develop become more and more strategic? What are the key principles of thinking strategically that can be fostered at all levels of leadership?