The Business of Habits

The Business of Habits By Alex Brueckmann Habits are something mighty. So mighty they can destroy you: drinking, smoking, doing drugs, eating junk food. Other habits are less dangerous but harmful nonetheless: excessive social media consumption, binge watching your favorite streaming site, not getting enough sleep. Then there are healthy habits -

  • August 16, 2021

Let’s unbuzz the buzzword Strategy

Let’s unbuzz the buzzword “Strategy” What Strategy is, and what it is not: If you asked five of your colleagues what 'strategy' is, the odds are that you will receive six different answers. They might range from “a plan of how we create value” or “our priorities for the next few

  • June 27, 2021

The culture imperative for executives

The culture imperative for executives - The supercharged organization Culture is everywhere. Every organization, department or team has one. They either consciously created it, honed it over time into what some organizations call their ‘secret sauce’, as in ‘not copyable by the competition’. Or they have a culture that just appeared,

  • May 21, 2021
Organizational Identity

How corporate jargon kills performance

How corporate jargon kills performance - One of the most interesting characteristics I try to uncover at the start of a collaboration with a client is this: the amount of corporate BS and jargon that people use in conversations and meetings. While this might sound odd for a consultant like

  • May 11, 2021

What is your legacy?

You will leave one behind - if you want to or not! Have you ever thought about the legacy you want to leave behind as a leader? About the moral imperative of leadership? About how you want to be remembered? Once these questions have entered your head, it is impossible to

  • March 31, 2021
Leadership, Vision

Imagining the post-pandemic corporation: what makes a great vision?

Let’s think ahead. With the Covid19 vaccination roll out in full swing, leaders are now imagining the post-pandemic organization. Visualizing how your business should look like some years down the road and distilling this future into a vision statement is your first step. Formulating a new vision, at some point

  • January 28, 2021