Traditional gender roles still hold firm in most financial institutions and large purchasing processes and experiences. However, in today’s highly competitive market, financial services organizations need to take practical steps to serve female investors more effectively. The institutions that win with (millennial) female investors will be unstoppable.
No matter how great a leader is at building a smart strategy, telling a compelling story, or engaging people during a launch, hard-wiring change for the long term seems to be mission impossible. Just search the phrase “strategy execution failures” and you’ll find a hefty 858,000 Google results. Yes, almost a million links you can … Continue reading “The Truth About Why Your Dang Strategy Isn’t Working Again!”
Most all of us had the opportunity to watch the extraordinary events on TV over the past three weeks. We witnessed a people overturn 30 years of dictatorship in a mere 18 days. I’m still in awe of the spirit and endurance that the people of Egypt showed the world, the sense of community they … Continue reading “What we can learn from the events in Egypt”
In the Jan/Feb ’11 issue of The Watercooler, our topic was trends for the new year. I compared the leadership we all need now to the leadership of George Washington during the American Revolution. I’ve always admired George, and I’m continually impressed by the forward-thinking leadership tenets he demonstrated to first his troops and then … Continue reading “From 1776 to 2011: Good Strategies Never Go Out of Date”
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” The idea behind this is that values and cultural norms in an organization are often much stronger than the strategy that gets communicated in PowerPoint decks from the company’s top leaders. But what about pursuing growth? Does strategy trump culture then? How much of the … Continue reading “Strategy or Values? Yes!”
I’m fascinated with a new visual craze hitting photo circles called tilt-shift photography. This is a technique where the lens is actually not directly attached to camera but separated by a “shiftable” lens or other homemade device. It gives photos a blurred effect around all portions of the photo but the middle. This makes the items in focus … Continue reading “Tilt-shift Thinking…”
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