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The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 2: Move over, Alexander the Great

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. This article discusses how a misguided or outdated understanding of a CEO’s role and purpose within an organization can be counterproductive to an organization’s success. When we think about the role and purpose of a CEO within an organization, the culture of the United States has always emphasized and valued individual action as ...

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The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 1: Lessons on leadership from 21 Jump Street

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Today’s CEOs who climbed the ranks of organizations that are quite different than those that exist today, can learn about the benefits of modernizing their leadership skills from the movie 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonas Hill. The 2012 movie is a remake of the 1987-1991 TV series 21 Jump Street, ...

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5 tips to stop poor leadership from destroying your culture

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Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Poor leadership practices are the root cause of employee turnover and loss of productivity, and can cost organizations millions of dollars each year. In fact, most organizations operate with a 5%–10% productivity “drag” that more effective leadership practices can eliminate.[i] Turnover. Poor leadership accounts for 30% of the reasons why people leave their organizations ...

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4 hard facts about your organization’s ‘soft’ side

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Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Most leaders understand that achieving high performance in an organization requires hard work. For example, executives who successfully execute a business strategy to produce sustained growth, profits and high customer satisfaction are thought to posses the highest level of business acumen and dedication. Less well known is that the hardest part of achieving ...

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The high costs of misdiagnosed leadership problems

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Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Poor leadership practices are the root cause of employee turnover and loss of productivity, and can cost organizations millions of dollars each year. In fact, most organizations operate with a 5-10% productivity “drag” that more effective leadership practices can eliminate.[1] TURNOVER: Poor leadership is responsible for up to 30% of the reasons why ...

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Three rare lessons in execution from the movie Hitch

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Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. CEOs can learn three essential yet rarely discussed lessons about successful execution Strategies from the movie Hitch starring Will Smith. The movie is about a date-doctor, played by Smith, who, through private word-of-mouth referrals, teaches men how to catch the attention of their beautiful love-interests who are considered to be out of the ...

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5 lessons all CEOs can learn about execution from healthcare.gov’s epic failures

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Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. One of the most visible and epic examples of execution failures in recent times is the launch of access to the Nation’s first universal health care enrollment system, Healthcare.gov – the website for the Affordable Care Act. Independent of the policies, politics and technology of Healthcare.gov, the faltering debut of the initiative provides ...

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