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The Power of Finding Your Core Purpose

By Andrew Ritchie on Jul 24, 2018

To really get the best out of your people and be the best organisation you can be, you need to give your people a compelling reason to work for you, beyond simply earning money.

Your core purpose is not about what you do or how you do it, your core purpose is why you choose to be part of this business and it defines the difference you want to make in the world. Together with your Big Hairy Audacious GoalTM and Core Values your Core Purpose forms the long term vision that you have for your organisation.

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Don't Be Fooled By Survivorship Bias

By Stephen Lynch on Jul 11, 2018

I remember the first personal development book I ever purchased. It was called “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz. I was going through a low point in life and the promise on the book jacket jumped off the bookshelf: “Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.”

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Beware the Nantucket Sleigh Ride

By Stephen Lynch on Jul 3, 2018

As a young boy, I was enthralled with Herman Melville's book “Moby Dick”. The daring tale of Captain Ahab and his crew hunting the giant albino sperm whale captivated my boyhood imagination.  

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Business Lessons from Navy SEALs

By Stephen Lynch on May 29, 2018

Some authors write dismissively of military leadership and its applicability to modern business. I wonder how familiar they are with how modern elite military units actually operate? They might be surprised to know that military leaders have overcome many of the challenges of managing people in the modern era, challenges that business leaders are only just beginning to understand.

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What Makes a Project Strategic?

By Stephen Lynch on Feb 13, 2018

A client asked recently, “What is the difference between a Strategic Project and a regular Project?”

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CEO's Top 3 Fears for 2018

By Tom Lombardo on Jan 10, 2018

Sometimes success breeds anxiety, and the business leaders we serve worldwide are expressing both. On the success side, the U.S. is still enjoying the record-breaking stock market bull run that began in 2009, and most of our clients have profited from it.

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Use Strategic Planning To Grow Your Business

By Tom Lombardo on Dec 27, 2017

I found the graphic to the right in the Harvard Business Review, and to me it speaks volumes about what we’re trying to accomplish here at RESUTLS.

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Lynch on Strategy Part IV The Cadence of Strategic Execution

By Stephen Lynch on Feb 7, 2017

I love watching a great rowing crew in action. The boat glides through the water, propelled by oars moving in perfect rhythm. It may be the most graceful example of teamwork in the world.&nbsp;

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Lynch on StrategyPart III What Are Strategic Numerical Targets?

By Tom Lombardo on Jan 31, 2017

Business is filled with numbers, but you want everyone in your company to be aware of, understand, and talk about only a few. These are the numbers that track the execution of your long-term, 3 to 5 Year Strategic Moves, and chart your progress toward your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal).

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Lynch on StrategyPart IIThe Real Difference Between Leadership and Management

By Stephen Lynch on Jan 24, 2017

Back in 2006 I attended a presentation given by business author and former Gallup researcher, Marcus Buckingham. One of the highlights of his presentation was how he defined the difference between leadership and management. &nbsp;

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