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A to-do list for every company as it recovers from the health crisis.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 8, 2020

Everyone wants to know when public health restrictions will lift, and we can begin to resume economic activities.  No one knows for certain, but we all have the same basic...

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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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