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Organizational Strategy

Hire Problem Solvers

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We don’t need more problem identifiers; we need more problem solvers. Few things are more valuable to a boss than having a problem solver working for them and with them. It doesn’t matter the industry or the size of the company or the spot on the org chart. Every leader […]

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Buy-In

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Over time, people only implement what they understand and what they believe in. Any parent knows that you get a better response from children when you take time to explain why a desired behavior is important and win their cooperation than when you issue orders like a drill sergeant. If […]

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The Three Stages of Board Development

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Andrew Youn did what most twentysomethings would do with a great idea; he talked it up to his friends. It was 2006, and 27-year-old Youn had an idea for a new model for equipping the farming poor in Africa to increase profits. Like most entrepreneurs, he simply took the idea […]

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What Makes a Great Partnership?

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Partnerships. Some folks love them. Others hate them. I like them and think they can be one of the smartest structures for any leader with an eye on the end game and a holistic model of life and work. I have had dozens of partnerships through the years. Most of […]

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Content, Eyeballs, and God

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Content is king. Eyeballs are god. God is sovereign. To put it another way, you need something worth saying. You need people who want to hear it. And at the end of the day, it still isn’t all up to you. These three realities must be placed at the forefront […]

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The Five Elements of a Gospel Movement

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Have you ever seen photos of the massive waves on Oahu’s famous North Shore? A few years ago, I stood on that beach and watched in jaw-dropping wonder and amazement at the size, force, and impact of those waves as they crashed onto the shoreline. The scene was very moving, […]

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A Great Hire Will Outlive a Great Plan Every Time

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The ten-year plan is dead. That’s right, dead. Irrelevant. Obsolete. The ten-year plan is to business strategy what the dial-up modem is to Internet access. You can keep using it, but you’re going to get left behind. Now, before all you type-A folks out there start hyperventilating, let me explain. […]

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