Sunday, May 19, 2019

How to move fast...Innovation at Speed & Scale

What can medium to large firms learn from the speed of Startups regarding Innovation quickly, and with scale?    An interesting article from McKinsey deals with the following elements:

  - Speed comes from urgency.....a lack of capital

  - Push Decision making down to the local level

  - Use Agility or the Agile concept used by Tech firms

  - Streamline the processes

  - Create partnerships along the way for efficiency 

Read more about these concepts  Here 

Hope you find it valuable

    Steve Brody 

Monday, April 22, 2019

How winning organizations last 100 Yrs!!

The average S&P 500 firm is down 80% to just 15 yrs. How so? Read more at Harvard

Their focus is on getting better.....not bigger plus how to shape society. They are radically traditional but with a disruptive edge.

Hope you find this valuable.

Steve Brody

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Are you a Lifelong Learner?

Honored to receive my Vistage 20 Yr recognition crystal at the last Chair mtg.

 It has been quite a journey of continued learning, personal & professional growth, & involvement with talented CEOs & Executives. More to come......


Recently, someone shared with me an interview with the late, great, author & Professor.....Peter Drucker.  He was asked about the numerous books he had written over the years.  The question to him was  "which was his favorite."   

In typical Drucker form, he replied "it will be the next one."    And he was just about 90 at the time.
Certainly an example of the LIFELONG LEARNER & THINKER!!

So what is your favorite accomplishment?  or Greatest lesson?  Or greatest firm you have lead? 
And where will it go next?     Importantly.......what would your people say?  

Food for thought.     Hope it is valuable

    Steve Brody  

Sunday, February 17, 2019

17 Quotes from Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Jeff Bezos has been in the news quite a bit lately. 

Here are 17 Quotes from him.....  Read here

One is.....if you can't tolerate critics......then don't do anything new or interesting!!

  Hope you enjoy

     Steve Brody

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

3 Skills to Help Win in 2019

These are:    focus....agility.....self-evaluation

Are you prepared to develop these to move forward in 2019? 

Read more  Here 

         Hope you find it valuable!

    Steve Brody 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The 1 Brutal Question every Leader needs to Answer!!

What is the 1 Brutal Question every Leader needs to Answer?  

It is about sounds like such a simple thing.  Doesn't it? 
But true prioritization starts with a very difficult question to answer......

   If you could only do one thing......what would it be?    The art of focus 

Steve Jobs talked about this at Apple and turned Priority into their Focus. 

Read more about it   HERE   

Hope you find it valuable.   

Monday, November 26, 2018

5 Top Tips After the Sale

What  Happens  After  the  Sale 

5  Top  Tips

1.     Assemble your Resource team
Experts to include:  CPA, Attorney, Wealth Advisor, Banker, Coach   

2.    Clarify the Governance terms
Definition of restrictions, authority (if stay) , Employment contract, Non-compete, etc 

3.      Take a personal  retreat – time for reflection  

4.    Establish a new routine…..find an office

5.    Discover your passions 
Resource reading…..Finishing Well,  Bob Buford
                                    Your retirement quest,  Keith Lawrence

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