Holly's Blog

Prove Yourself Wrong to Get Your Plan Right

  One of our greatest strengths as adult humans is to the ability to “prove” ourselves right.  We do it in many different ways. First, we constantly look for evidence that supports what we believe to be true. At the same time, we actively block out data that contradicts our prevailing point of view, making [...] Read more

How to Implement with Discipline and Focus

A while back, I wrote a blog about how hard it is to win in today’s business environment. What with global competition, low barriers to entry for most industries, uncertain economic conditions, and the constant need to innovate, achieving a position of market leadership seems tougher than ever. But while talking on this subject with [...] Read more

Do You Have a Bias for Action?

Do you have a bias for action? These days, most of us do. From the time we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, must of us are pushed from all directions to run as fast as we can. Never mind about whether we’re running in the right direction or [...] Read more

Open Up and Say AHHHHHH: Time for a Midyear Check Up

Summer’s here and we’re almost at the midpoint of the calendar year. Which means the #1 question on every business leader’s mind should be: how are we doing on our journey to winning? To find out, it’s time – once again – to check in with the strategic plan to see where things stand. I [...] Read more

Are You a Strategy 10-Percenter?

I recently came across a disheartening statistic (from an IBM white paper on planning and implementation) that says only 10 percent of organizations manage to successfully implement their strategies on a consistent basis. My first reaction was, “That can’t be right; that’s too low!” But the more I thought about it, the more it matches [...] Read more

Time for a Strategic Planning Makeover

Are you still doing traditional strategic planning? If so, the time has come to put that sacred cow out to pasture and focus on strategic thinking. Otherwise, your business may not have the agility to keep up with today’s volatile markets. Read more

Are You Focused On Winning in 2012

A new year is all about possibilities, promise and potential, and sometimes a lot of other stuff gets in the way. Are you ready to win in 2012? Read this brief white paper to review the critical actions a leader must take to set the tone for an organization and achieve success. Read more

Behavioral Interview Questions Library

The purpose of behavioral interviewing is to assess the degree of fit for both the candidate and the company. Research shows an 80% success rate for predicting future performance and success when a comprehensive behavioral interviewing approach is effectively utilized, second only to on-the-job observation, such as an internship. Assessing a candidate based on responses [...] Read more