Big Wheels™ and Corp. Innovation Initiatives

Posted by Walt Brown on Dec 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM

CEO: “Walt, there is no innovation in my company, we seem stuck, in a rut, we need to get better at innovating, I was thinking about installing an innovation initiative.”

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Topics: Believe, Accountable, Developed, Operational Clarity and Consistency, Cultural Clarity and Consistency, Structural Clarity and Consistency

Fortune 500 Sale - Stop! Do Not Touch!

Posted by Walt Brown on Nov 18, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Recently one of my client's sold his 1,100 person company to a Fortune 500 company that is in the business of rolling-up and running like-like companies; 120 or so until they bought my client's non-like-like company.

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Topics: Operational Clarity and Consistency, Cultural Clarity and Consistency, Structural Clarity and Consistency

Junk in Junk Out - Systemizing Your Recruiting Advantage

Posted by Walt Brown on Nov 4, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Employees can be like Data: Junk In = Junk Out.

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Topics: Cultural Clarity and Consistency, Structural Clarity and Consistency

Day-Trading is Consuming My Client’s Leaders and Managers.

Posted by Walt Brown on Oct 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Face it, a few of your leaders are amazing Day-Traders, making you money every single day - others are losing your money every single day.

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Topics: Structural Clarity and Consistency

Stay in Phase with the Money. Stop Pivoting, Start Tacking and Gybing!

Posted by Walt Brown on Oct 7, 2020 8:45:00 AM

The Word “Pivot” - yuck! Pivot is one word in business that drives me crazy. Especially when used like this:

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Describe your Company’s Momentum on a scale of 1 - 10.

Posted by Walt Brown on Aug 5, 2020 9:00:21 AM

For a while now, during check in, we have been asking clients to describe the nature of their company’s momentum using a scale of 1-10. [1 not so much, 10 a lot]  I give them a thinking perspective tip by writing on the board this equation:

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An Organization Is A Shared Belief - A Fiction

Posted by Walt Brown on Jul 22, 2020 10:45:00 AM

An organization is essentially a fiction, only given meaning and power by those who believe in it, who buy in.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

Due To technology, One Organizational Structure Will Apply In Our Future

Posted by Walt Brown on Jul 15, 2020 9:45:00 AM

In the future we will not talk about this or that type of organizational structure, we will talk about one model that includes all of its predecessors. Hierarchical, Flat, Holocratic, Team, Matrix, Adhocracy, Functional, Accountable, Objective… all combine into one.

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Topics: Developed, Measured

Position Purpose Statements That Will Boost Your Efficiency

Posted by Walt Brown on Jun 24, 2020 12:13:00 PM

Most of the people that know me are fully aware of my fondness for using sailing analogies. Honestly, I can’t help it; sailboat racing has had a profound influence on my life, and much of what I learned about the importance of teamwork has its roots in my sailing endeavors.

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Topics: Accountable, Heard, Measured

Entrusted with the future: The significance of your employees aligning themselves with your business

Posted by Walt Brown on Jun 17, 2020 11:38:00 AM

As a business owner, you undoubtedly hope for the best when it comes to the future. Whether you are ultimately hoping to become wealthy, or you are simply building a small, humble organization because it is your chance to construct a workplace culture that you would be thrilled to work in every day, you are hoping to create a system that produces comfort that will persist well beyond today.

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Topics: Belong, Believe

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