The Real Truth about Strategic Planning: Part Two 

The Real Truth about Strategic Planning: Part Two 

An average organization spends anywhere between 50 to more than 1,000 hours developing their strategic plan. And yet, so many organizations continue to waste their time producing strategies that don’t identify their barriers or the decisive actions to overcome them....
The Real Truth About Strategic Planning: Part One 

The Real Truth About Strategic Planning: Part One 

When organizations create business strategies, they are typically focused on mid-term business outcomes such as increased market share, revenue and product or service enhancements to grow the business. These plans can look and feel very robust and clear; however, what...
Safety in Mining Part 1- Susan we have a problem

Safety in Mining Part 1- Susan we have a problem

“Susan, we have a problem at our Lost Wolf Mine Site*.  Despite the fact that we implemented an intensive safety program last year, we continue to see a rise in critical safety incidents and fatalities.  Can you help us?” This request was not one that we commonly...
Effective Leadership During Times of Uncertainty

Effective Leadership During Times of Uncertainty

Over the past few weeks, change has occurred rapidly and drastically. As a leader, engagement with your teams might be one of the few things our employees can depend on to guide them through their days. Now more than ever, we must remember the fundamentals of...
Shedding the Corporate Armour—Part One

Shedding the Corporate Armour—Part One

It was May of 1985. I had just finished my last final exam during my third year of undergrad, and had heard back from my internship coordinator that I was scheduled for my first interview for a professional internship at the Marine Bank Corporation in Milwaukee,...
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