Blake's Blog

The Value of Strategic Perspective: From Frank to Picasso


"Why, when I point to the moon, do you stare at my finger?"

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Being Strategic—Now!


Earlier this week, perhaps our most beloved client expressed the difficulty their organizational leaders have...

Igniting The Sparks of Innovation & Creativity


The following comes to me via email from a dear friend and client. In...

The Primacy of Hope


This past week, as I've spoken with several professional salespeople, I've...

Hope is not a Strategy...is Worry?


While I'll be among the last to declare merit in worry, there is...

The Value of Systems Integration


This past week I spent some time with a company renowned for being a...

Leadership, the University & Poor vs. Great Leaders


While literally countless important questions swirl around us every day, there are few that stimulate...

Authentic Motivation


The matter of 'workplace' and 'personal' motivation comes up a...

Trust & Influence


"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd...

Squaring the Circle


We have to do a lot of this these days, don't we?

Squaring...

A Happy & Strategic 2010


"If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect."

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Decision Hill


Decisions, decisions, decisions.

We make countless decisions each and every day...every hour...every minute....