Strategy

We Have It Backwards – The Secret is Inside

We are told by people in our workplace, the media, our culture and other sources of external information that if we imitate what’s “in,” work hard to earn “enough” (position and money) and save for retirement, we will be happy – eventually. Going from the “outside in” doesn’t work. I’ve interviewed many hard working leaders […]

Let’s Talk Turkey – Be More Authentic in Your Conversations at Home and Work

Thanksgiving has long been among my favorite holidays. It’s devoted to being grateful for all we have and considerably less commercial than other holidays. Despite the euphoria that might set in as we visualize how wonderful  our upcoming Thanksgiving might be, many leave the holiday feast feeling fat, angry and disillusioned after “quality time” with […]

Strategy or Vision: Does it Matter?

Yes, it does matter. After years of working on strategic planning projects with executive teams, I continue to observe confusion about what strategy really is. Leaders often mix up defining the vision, mission, values, goals and objectives with strategy. They believe that because they have a strategic plan, they have a strategy. In discussions and […]

Do You Love What You Do?

Valentine’s Day is a time to remember your loved ones, often a time for romance. When you step out of the commercialism, having a day and actually a month devoted to love can be a beautiful thing. You can use Valentine’s as a reminder to reflect on love in general and what you love specifically. […]

Predict the Future: Write a Performance Letter to Yourself and Create a Personal Development Plan Template

If you were guaranteed that 2/3 of what you put into a letter addressed to yourself would become reality, would you try it? That’s the general concept behind a powerful tool we call a Performance Letter meant to help you achieve your goals. I have informally polled CEO and Key Leader groups I have worked […]

Corporate Executive Coaching: Hiring the Right Talent

Corporate Executive Coaching Services Key Associates, Inc. is committed to helping leaders and their organizations grow.  Our corporate executive coaching services support individual leaders as well as teams and organizations in reaching their full potential through a customized process of Right Focus, Right People and Right Execution. We build confidence through a systematic approach that […]