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“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Conclusion

Hello everyone! Rather than extending our set of cycles through our themes, I’m going to recommend we take a short break. If we do get rolling with these four cornerstones again (quite likely) it will surely be time for a new discussion, with a new name! In closing out here, then, let me ask these […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 36 of a Continuing Series

Today, let’s argue. I’ll start, but for the faint of heart, I must give a HUGE SARCASM WARNING. I may not actually mean much of what follows, although if you’ve never read anything else I’ve written, you may well be a bit confused. WARNING OVER. Life is not for the bold, they’re often punished for […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 35 of a Continuing Series

Repeat. After reinvention, we repeat. Reinvented, as we ourselves now are, we rewrite our bold vision, this time bolder; also, this time with greater clarity and strength of purpose. We reenter the stream of relentless execution, this time more relentless, with sharper, better execution. If we were working on the numbers, we’d find everything we’re […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 34 of a Continuing Series

From writing into action, I suspect we’ll benefit from a rule, a powerful command, really. What do you think of this as a candidate: REWRITE YOURSELF…BETTER! I’ve discussed how the current top candidate I’ve got for highest ethical mandate is improvement. To strengthen that, and tie it here, I’d like to offer my own best […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 33 of a Continuing Series

Once again regaining our bearings, the practice of writing – especially of written analysis – fits into our four stages as the loop bringing the results of analysis back, through the stages of reinvention and bold, new vision, into powerful new action. So, let’s be clear, writing is for, writing is about, writing must lead […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 32 of a Continuing Series

Writing. I’m trying, but obviously failing, to not mention reading and arithmetic while I’m on the topic. Discipline, Scopelliti, keep your focus. Okay, that was a close one. No math. No reading. No literature or movies…just writing and only writing about business. Okay… So what’s the magic; what’s the big deal about writing? Answer me […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 31 of a Continuing Series

Deadline. Oh, most evil word in the English language. I’ve been a brilliant, really genius level practitioner of denial for my entire life. I can deny any truth, no matter how obvious or unarguable. I can persuade myself of anything, and believe; oh, true believers never have anything on me! And most especially not when […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 30 of a Continuing Series

We’ve discussed, before, that only love can break your heart. Let me ask, has it? Has the fact that you love your work ever broken your heart? It surely has broken mine, over and over again. I don’t just love my work in general, I love the people I work with in specific. When I […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 29 of a Continuing Series

Today, we’re going to talk about writing, and sharing. No, I haven’t forgotten our continued focus on the downhill flow of water, either. As you’d guess, I seek to connect these two things! Everyone knows you’re supposed to write up your goals. Many do, and I’ve never heard anyone argue against the practice, have you? […]

“The Cornerstones of Business Excellence”, Part 28 of a Continuing Series

Today, let’s simplify. Vision, Execution, Analysis, Reinvention; these four simple themes, cornerstones of business excellence that they are, they flow. Let’s feel that flow, now. When you search for a vision, it is a vision of what? Yes, of transformation and glory, of course. Of victory achieved. Of battles won, challenges overcome. Yes, by all […]