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Five ways you can waste a crisis

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 27, 2020

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”...

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"Listen to me" -- advice for building empathy, understanding and confidence

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 19, 2020

A long time ago in a career far far away, I received a piece of advice that makes a difference, particularly in times of stress.  Here are those words.  A...

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Clayton Christensen, a great person and a great teacher

by Mark P. McDonald  |  January 26, 2020

Recently we lost a humble giant of strategy, executive education and good people. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an obituary for Clayton Christensen.  I had the honor of...

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The three semi-official languages of the digital world

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 6, 2019

Last night I was asked to give a talk to a group of graduating MBA students.  I was looking for a topic to share that would be engaging and leave...

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Three Aspects Required for Winning in a Turn

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 4, 2019

A turn represents the context behind proactive and productive change. It embodies a sign of disruption.  The need for a new perspective and the opportunity to take different actions.  That...

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What is a Turn?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 2, 2019

A turn represents the context behind proactive and productive change. Turns hold a particular spot on the change spectrum covering the middle ground which is often missing from most corporate...

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The inflation of change and turns

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 20, 2019

We are trapped in a cycle of inflationary change.  Sure, change is a constant in modern business, but not all change is the same.  The failure to recognize these differences...

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Hurrah for Hoshin

by Mark P. McDonald  |  October 8, 2019

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on Larry Culp and his plans to fix GE included this “Now Mr. Culp has begun rolling out Hoshin Kanri, a Japanese strategic planning process...

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You’re not steering a ship, your leading an organization

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 30, 2019

The image is dramatic and clear.  A ship is sailing into a horrendous storm. They can see it on the horizon, lightening illuminating the sky, the seas getting rougher and...

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The Purpose of the Corporation – an update that reflects reality

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 20, 2019

The Business Roundtable released its Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation yesterday.  The updated statement is getting heavy media play and attention as it stresses a “fundamental commitment to...

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