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Who is Flying Your Plane?

Who is Flying Your Plane?

Do You Need Pilots or a Flight Instructor? by Rob Marchalonis. Business owners, are you flying with "experienced pilots"? Not in the air, but rather on the ground in your business. Are your top leaders, those who are "piloting" the key functions of your organization,...

Scale Up Talent

Scale Up Talent

12 Talent Options for Business Leaders By Rob Marchalonis. Business leaders, what talent do you need to tackle your current challenge or project? Do you have the talent in-house? If not, what's your plan? If you are thinking about hiring a person full-time, hold on!...

12 Steps to Launch Your Leadership

12 Steps to Launch Your Leadership

A-Team Advice for “Young” Leaders by Rob Marchalonis. Are you a young leader? Regardless of your age, have you recently accepted a new leadership role? Perhaps you’ve done well in a job and were moved into a different position with more responsibility. Did someone...

Three Legs of Leadership

Three Legs of Leadership

By Rob Marchalonis. As I work with top leaders, I find that their role is often different than what others may think.  Which of the "three legs of leadership" are you experiencing right now? Perks From the outside, it may look like being the leader is quite glamorous...

What’s My Face Doing?

What’s My Face Doing?

What you think, you communicate. Leaders, when you interact with others please realize that most of your communication is non-verbal. Regardless of what you say, be mindful of what you are communicating. What's really on your mind?  When leaders say one thing but...

C-Suite Time Management

C-Suite Time Management

Virtually every C-level executive that I work with suffers from a critical shortage of one precious resource - time!  Nothing they can do will produce any more of it in a given week.  The only solution is to manage the time they have available very...

The Role of Leaders

Great leaders develop smart strategy, establish processes for they're workgroup, and then use their wisdom, experience, and authority to deal with exceptions.

Congratulations to AL and LSP!

Congratulations to AL and LSP!

I'm admittedly not the biggest Alabama or even sports fan, but I'm continually amazed at the display of world-class LSP in televised football. Live, up close, HD, plus slow-motion replay and analysis. Leadership, Strategy, & Process in 1-2-3 order is a simple...

What Did You Mean by That?

I know what was said, but what was really communicated?  Too often, because of courtesy, culture, or for other reasons, one party doesn't believe it's appropriate (or more likely worth the risk) to share their true thoughts and opinions.  I sometimes wonder how much...

Peer Pressure

In my experience, one of the most formidable powers in your workplace is peer pressure.  The daily, if not minute by minute, sense by an individual that whatever they do in an environment surrounded by their co-workers, friends, family, and associates will be...

Definition of Culture

My simple definition of an organization's culture is: (Leadership + Strategy) = Culture Who leaders are, what they believe, how they behave, and their plan or strategy to move the organization forward and deliver increasing value to stakeholders tends to define the...

Shared Success

Find a simple way to "share the success" of your organization with your workgroups and you can unleash amazing capacity and potential within your workforce!  Learn more at IncentShare.com

Super Strategies

Super Strategies

During 25+ years as a business leader, some strategies have proven to be game-changers.  Virtually all were taught to me by others, and many produced amazing results.  Here are a few from my Top 10 list: A simple emphasis on LSP - Leadership, Strategy, & Process....

Exceed Expectations

Many leaders make promises, commit to deadlines, or take on challenges that are at the limit of their capabilities.  For some, it's a requirement of the job.  Can you relate?  How do you manage the pressure of promises?  Am I stating the obvious that upfront is the...

Unmanaged People

"If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings, and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don't have to manage them." Jack Welch - 20yr. CEO of General Electric

Sam’s Rule #4

Sam’s Rule #4

Among the many amazing organizations and leaders I've worked with, some have influenced me more than others. Two of those were Walmart, and Sam Walton. Although I never knew Sam Walton personally, I’ve felt his spirit and experienced his impact on numerous occasions....

Shoulder to Shoulder

With which would you rather enter a battle -- 20 average warriors or 5 Navy Seals? Rob Marchalonis helps organizations improve their Leadership, Strategy, & Processes (LSP) so they can grow and prosper.  Connect with him at LSP123.com or IncentShare.com

Let Strategy Bridge Your Leadership Gap

Let Strategy Bridge Your Leadership Gap

Need Leaders? Organizational success begins with leadership.  Unfortunately, leadership effectiveness varies widely in most organizations. This is especially true in smaller businesses with young or inexperienced leaders, inadequate training, and limited "bench...

What is LSP123?

What is LSP123?

You can accomplish almost any worthwhile objective with smart use of Leadership, Strategy, and Process (LSP) and typically in 1, 2, 3 order!  LSP is a simple yet powerful guide for business owners and organizational leaders who want to perform better and achieve their...