Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Do you know what are the economic costs to implement the logistics?
Is it close to your projected time line?
Do you know the Big Tangible Picture of your compass?
Sunday, May 29, 2011
"I try to act like I'm a starter because I don't want to be put in a situation where I'm not prepared. ... That's the last thing I want to do." - Eli Whiteside, S.F Giants backup catcher
" ... With the throw coming from left field, Whiteside could see the entire picture. The throw was so quick getting home, and the hop so high, Whiteside also could remain upright and prepare for Fielder. Whiteside was right on the plate, too, so Fielder had no option but to slam into the catcher, which he did with a fierce shove. Whiteside then showed a side not seen before, in public, anyway. With his bare hand holding his glove shut, he slammed his hands into Fielder's chest.
After the "out" call, Whiteside tossed the ball past Fielder toward the mound dismissively, with attitude. Fielder walked away wearing a sly smile.
"If he's coming at you, you can come at him a little," Whiteside said. "There's no rule in the book that says you can't take it to him."
If Crawford's slam allowed the Giants to exhale, Whiteside's tag let them exult. Or in Aubrey Huff's words, 'That fired us up.' ..."
Classic Strategy Rule: Proper planning and preparation prevents pissed, poor performance.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
- Assess the tangibility of the big picture before deciding.
- Position by transforming your assessed data into a plan that enables you to strategically influence the terrain around the target.
- Influence by maximizing your strategic position consistently.
- Assess the tangibility of the big picture whenever your settings have changed.
- Assessing and Positioning is about reading and leading.
- Read and Lead (Read the Big Picture and Lead with your plan).
- Assessing, Positioning and Influencing is a process not a by-product.
- Build your own Tangible Vision.
- Connect with your Tangible Vision.
- Lead with your Tangible Vision.
- Follow the PACE of your Tangible Vision.
- Connect the dots properly and promptly means reaping the rewards.
- Executing the process properly and promptly, starts the momentum.
- Executing the process effectively is what prevails at the end.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
- Is their performance valued a minimum of five times greater than the cost of employing them?
- Can their position be replaced by either an automated machine or someone who possesses the same skill with less economic costs?.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
- Understand that the quality of trust and cooperation is proportional to the quality of informational transparency;
- Remember that the full informational transparency is an illusion of the idealistic naive;
- Anticipate that there is always a possibility of political deception being displayed to the public;
- Remember that the quality of collected intelligence is proportional to the quality of strategic assessment (It is why the Art of War starts with chapter 1 and ends with chapter 13.)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The professionals spent their time assessing the target, positioning themselves toward an advantageous disposition and influencing their target with the awareness of the risk, the uncertainty and the volatility. Their understanding of the Big Tangible Picture enables them to decide accordingly to the situation.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Broadcasting one's signal over the mountains of noises is quite a task. ... Some of us now received a large quantity of input from subscriptions, e-letters, online publications, and solicitations, that we rarely need any more news or business information. In most cases, we do not know what sources to trust.
Conclusively, people just focus on the familiar and ignore the unfamiliar. In most cases, the familiar has a great deal of competition and a short seasonal cycle.