The ordinary versus the extraordinary

Notice how differently the extraordinary executive invests 100 units of time, energy, and attention to create positive impact (value creation). Instead of diluting attention in non-value creating activities or trying to improve in too many areas at once, the...

Winning the Day

The most pervasive cause of organizational under-performance is lack of focus and drifting attention. Without a narrow focus on specific behaviors that will transform results, leaders invariably fall into a responsive-reaction orientation at work. This orientation...

The Power of Narrow Focus

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the leaders in one of our portfolio companies: What’s the ONE thing that changes everything in your area of responsibility? When tackling this question, it can be challenging for leaders to identify one thing. But once they take the time...

Chasing Greatness

Recently, I was impressed by a post-game interview with Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown, two stars from the NFL’s winningest team. As you read Jalen’s comments below, imagine if your organization’s performers were infected with his vision, his continuous...