Category: Emerging Leaders

Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Followers of the Escalate Solutions blog know that we love to offer observations about conflicting dichotomies in business, truths that in theory shouldn’t co-exist but still manage to every day (see Birds of a Feather Flock Together vs Opposites Attract from...
Developing the Next Generation of Leadership: Attracting & Retaining Difference Makers

Developing the Next Generation of Leadership: Attracting & Retaining Difference Makers

In early 2019, CNBC conducted a survey of CEO’s that defined the top three challenges facing organizations as:: Attracting & Retaining Top Talent Creating New Business Models to Address Disruptive Technologies Developing Next-Generation Leadership Specific...
8 Strategic Realities of the Competitive Business Environment to Embrace in 2017

8 Strategic Realities of the Competitive Business Environment to Embrace in 2017

Effective leadership demands an appreciation for the strategic realities of the competitive global business environment.  As you and your team embark on the new year, remember to consider, embrace and apply these important themes: #1 – STRATEGIC PLANNING IS MORE...
Conflicting Dichotomies in Business & Industry: Birds of a Feather vs. Opposites Attract

Conflicting Dichotomies in Business & Industry: Birds of a Feather vs. Opposites Attract

I am often asked to help clients overcome “conflicting dichotomies” – realities being experienced within a business or industry with seemingly contradictory or mutually-exclusive qualities.  Challenges I am seeing in my client-base and the greater marketplace...
The Importance of Alignment in Growth Strategy: Every Stakeholder Matters

The Importance of Alignment in Growth Strategy: Every Stakeholder Matters

As a growth strategist and operations advisor, one of the most common roadblocks to Alignment that I observe relates to the lack of communication and information sharing across an organization.  Far too many entities fall into the trap of limiting forward-seeking...