Climbing the Corporate Ladder

From the moment I first read the passage in Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits…” I embraced his observation that “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” I have often used this quote to explain to...

Is Long-Term Vision and Strategy Dead?

Several years ago the Wall Street Journal ran an article suggesting that strategic planning was losing favor. That the world was changing so rapidly in the economic downturn that many were questioning if there was any value in ‘planning’ for the future – because...