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Paddles Up!

Top three considerations for Boards about aligning your organization to deliver the strategy. Are you on a Board? How certain are you that your CEO’s organizational design will deliver the strategy? With strategy clearly outlined, resources well laid out, and a plan...

In the talent war the enemy is close at hand

In the war on talent why do we keep shooting ourselves in the foot? Two recurring conversations amongst clients and in the press are the need to recruit good talent, and how difficult it is to find the people with the right level of talent and experience to take on...

Is your organization a duck or a frog?

It may be time, as the oil patch comes to terms with a more prolonged lower commodity price, and in turn, the rest of the Canadian economy, to change organizations from ducks to frogs. Each moves smoothly through water. But, the efficiency of that movement is vastly...

Strategic Talent Management

One of the key pillars of organization success is creating the assurance there will be a steady flow of talent coming into the organization that will develop in capability to assume increasingly more complex roles over time. CEOs and senior leaders need to be able to...

The secret sauce of organization design

For almost two decades, we have been helping clients define, develop and implement powerful organizational designs that help them to deliver their goals. In a recent conversation with a group of senior executives, I was reminded of the most critical element for making...

Accelerating the business through levels of work

I was recently asked 2 questions by a CEO, whose organization was not performing to its full potential. “What can I to do today to help my company achieves its plan faster?” “What will help me accelerate the achievement of our long term strategy?” These questions...