Author Archives: Konrad

The 7 C’s of Powerful Vision

How many times have you seen one of those vague, slightly inspiring, but wishy-washy vision statements?  They’re often found buried in a thick report or framed on a wall, overlaying a sublime photo.  Nobody knows quite what they mean, who … Continue reading

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Practice of the Month: How Powerful is Your Vision?

Even though most of us understand that a powerful vision is critical to achieving what we want, we don’t usually put much attention on the quality or power of our vision. This month’s practice is all about taking stock of … Continue reading

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The Need for Collaboration in Creating a Sustainable Future

There are over 2 billion people on this planet living on less than $1 a day. Another 2 billion average just a bit over $2 a day. And the gap between rich and poor is only getting bigger. Natural resources … Continue reading

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Purpose Beyond Profit

One of my greatest passions is doing my part to help corporations generate a strong sense of purpose beyond making money for its shareholders. So, when I came across this post on purpose beyond profit by Chris Nel at the … Continue reading

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Periodic Table of Visual Methods

One of our passions is finding the best ways to visualize complex ideas like a competitive environment or a strategy. We use a wide variety of graphic and visualization methods to help clients literally “see” where they’re at and where … Continue reading

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Mission vs. Vision

I have often found myself in conversations with clients about the meaning and purpose of some of the most fundamental business terms — words like Mission, Vision, Strategy, and Values. It surprises me how often people on the same team … Continue reading

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Practice of the Month: Evaluating Alignment

It’s common knowledge that for a team or organization to be effective it must be aligned around its Mission, Vision, Strategy, and Values. But how many of us actually take the time to inquire into how aligned we really are? … Continue reading

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The Heat is On

This past month has brought more ominous warnings on the environment and the effects of global warming than ever before, and the calls for action are growing. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on February 2nd with … Continue reading

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The Secret Power of Visioning

I just saw the new movie called The Secret. While there is a bit of hype that had me snickering a few times, its central theme really got me thinking. Called the Law of Attraction, it’s basically the idea that … Continue reading

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How Not To Do Visioning

A friend recently reminded me about a hilarious little web-based “game” called the Dilbert Mission Statement Generator. Of course, it wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t for the fact that soooo many mission and vision statements out there read … Continue reading

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