Linear thinking promotes stagnation and sluggishness.
When we think linearly, we look at things from within the same frame of reference, the same context, as we have in the past. We rely on what worked before as we try to derive a single compelling answer to each problem. We sort through and select from the options we can see and then work to gain consensus on our best solution. Linear thinking gives us, at most, a series of incremental process improvements and minimal increases in speed.
Welcome to the final part of our Connecting Talent to Value series.
Now that the value has been identified, the roles have been determined, the right talent placed in those roles and we've factored in the risks, it's important to remember that our work is not yet complete. Value Coaching is an ongoing process that requires adjustments along the way in order to generate and maintain an upward trajectory.
Welcome to part four of our five-part series on Connecting Talent to Value.
No high-stakes venture would be worth undertaking without first considering the risks involved and determining if and how those risks are to be mitigated. We want to bend the curve upward, not the other way around so we use a simple traffic-light system to clarify the dimensions of risk.
Welcome to part three of our five-part series on Connecting Talent to Value.
Now that we've figured out which roles in the organization will deliver on the value agenda it's time to begin filling those critical roles with the right talent. But, before we rush in, we need to carefully examine the processes typically used in a standard talent search because these are no ordinary seats that need to be filled.
Welcome to part two of our five-part series on Connecting Talent to Value.
Previously, we talked about developing your value agenda in order to bend the curve dramatically upward. Now it's time to figure out precisely what roles have the most potential to deliver on this ambitious vision. During this process, we might find these key roles are not sitting nicely in the hierarchy where we thought they would be.
Welcome to part one of our five-part series on Connecting Talent to Value.
If you’re a CEO, chances are somewhat slim that you know exactly which roles in your organization are absolutely critical to realizing your company’s value agenda, who you have in them, and how well they are doing. In these times of disruptive change, can your organization afford to remain in the dark about what's really driving value?
Your job as CEO here is to select the one thing that the company can do now that will have the biggest impact on inertia and do that first. Personally sponsor the initiative if it will deliver some of the highest value in your sequence. Power it up with a FAST team. Hold the senior executive leading it accountable for getting it done well and quickly.
Do you know what the secret ingredient is in every Mobilization success story?
People are excited about the bold ambition you’ve declared for your company. But is the organization ready and capable of executing your strategic choices?
Ever since my ﬁrst day at work, I’ve been aware of the importance of leadership to making things happen in time. As a Coast Guard line ofﬁcer back in the 1970s, I witnessed the impact of a leader’s decisions in life-and-death scenarios on a daily basis. More than once, I found myself wondering what lives might have been saved if I could have seen the bigger picture sooner and mobilized our team to be a bit sharper, a bit more faster and agile in their responses. For the last three decades, I’ve seen that it’s the same in business.