Edit After shopping the Apple Watch on apple.com, I quickly concluded 3 things: 1. A watch is a very personal accessory. Let’s face it: As much as it tells time or monitors fitness data, it makes a statement about you. 2. I was unsure how the Apple Watch would look on my wrist. 3. I better visit the friendly team at the Apple Store, try one on, and learn more about it. On Saturday, April 18 I visited the Apple Store at Ridgedale mall in Minnetonka, MN, made an appointment to try one on, and went through a demo of … Continue reading Why I didn’t buy an #AppleWatch // @seemacnbc #Fitness #TechSexy #BlogChat
“Talent alone doesn’t make a great team. You need faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal.” – United States General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal If talent isn’t enough, what else is needed? Fundamental Problem: The U.S. Military, composed of teams of highly talented service men and women, was failing to prevent terrorist attacks. In 2003, Gen. Stanley McChrystal took command of the United States’ Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), an association of elite forces such as the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Delta Force. His mission: to defeat al-Qaida in Iraq. JSOC had superior technology, skills, and resources. They were far better organized, … Continue reading #AlignedValue: “Talent alone doesn’t make a great team” // Do you agree? #Leadership #TalentManagement #HR #HCM
According to McKinsey: – Nearly 50 percent of top executives did not earn support for their ideas when moving into C-suite roles. – More than 33 percent of C-suite executives have not met their objectives during their tenures. Results from a McKinsey Insights online survey conducted in July 2014. n = 1, 195 global c-level respondents (1) When McKinsey consultants Rajiv Chandran, Hortense de la Boutetiere, and Carolyn Dewar asked C-level respondents asked what factors contributed to success or failure, organization-wide alignment was considered ‘critical’. Misalignment is a silent killer of C-suite objectives. Not surprisingly, the same top executives consider organizational culture the hardest area to understand … Continue reading #AlignedValue: Why aren’t more #CEO, #CFO, #Csuite leaders achieving their objectives?