The Four steps to Intentionally Creating Success

The Four steps to Intentionally Creating Success - Nearly half of new businesses fail within the first 5 years And one of the top reasons? No plan. Running a business without a plan is like trying to travel to a new place without a compass, a map or GPS. As a

  • March 16, 2022

How Fear and Complacency Stand in the Way of Your Strategy

How Fear and Complacency Stand in the Way of Your Strategy By Alex Brueckmann A friend recently told me how much he enjoyed riding the ancient tractor they use in his family's forest: “There are so many moving parts, all running flat out all the time, and you have to be really

  • December 17, 2021

Why not

No-one really cares about your purpose – Start with why NOT Your purpose is meaningless unless you do something with it. Your WHY is just a question unless you turn it into an answer — you put it into action, you put it to work. The danger of stopping at…

  • November 1, 2021

6 Critical Capabilities in a Post-pandemic World

While we are still fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the next crises are already lurking in the background, around the corner. Inevitably, there will be another crisis. We just don’t know when it will hit and what type of crisis it will be: economic, health, state debt, political, environmental, all of…

  • October 28, 2021

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