I've read some interesting quotes about strategy in the last months, prepping for the current strategy-focused position I have. The one that stuck with me was from Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles - a growth consulting company. It give an interesting view as to why we need solid strategy in a company.
What really is 'Strategy' ?
The way of the Shepherd
One leadership book which has had a profound influence on me was 'The Way of the Shepherd' by Kevin Leman. It describes how to be a leader by drawing parallels to keeping a flock of sheep. I know, it doesn't sound like there are parallels to make... but read on. Here are the principles from the book and the studied lives of shepherds. I think what really gets to me is that Shepherd Leadership promotes the notion that leaders are actually servants to their constituents. Now that's counter-intuitive....
Ahhh Internal politics.
‘Is the project finished?’
Innovation in a big company
At my current employer, I have the lovely task of helping others innovate with their brands and their media mix. So I got to researching how big companies innovate. I knew of the '20% do-whatever-you-like' rule that 3M and Google use, but that didn't cut it here.
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