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Creating value during a slowdown: 5 tips

A production slowdown is a perfect opportunity to re-direct resources to mandates that generate strategic advantages and long-term, sustainable increases in profitability….in addition to cementing employee and customer loyalty. Here are five ideas that can be implemented virtually and which…

Six focus groups, three lessons

I often hold meetings with stakeholders in advance of kicking off any workshops. Sometimes those meetings are one-on-one, sometimes they are in a focus group format. The approach depends on several factors like company culture, mandate complexity, and stakeholer interdependence.…

Ecosystem Strategy: Change the game

The current global crisis will accelerate the movement of societies, corporations, and economies away from “leadership” and towards “communityship,” to use a term first coined by Henry Mintzberg (1). Ecosystems are an essential part of the move towards communityship. Each…

Heading into 2021: Lesley’s Reflections

Happy New Year! For me, the holiday break was a time for rest and reflection. My top three reflections are about vision, investment in myself as THE most reliable way to being able to create value for others, and mindset.…