Moving the Needle

Accomplishment always trumps activity. It doesn’t matter if you and your team are really busy – if you’re not really executing on your strategy, you will never be successful. In this video, David Woods and Brent Douglas, Strategists at Magellan, provide the 3 keys to making sure your team is ‘moving the needle’.

Adjusting to New Realities

The world moves pretty fast. One of the biggest challenges executives face is keeping their team focused on what’s important in the face of all the changing realities around us. In this video, David Woods, Strategist at Magellan provides some tips for helping your team adjust to change.

Enabling Good Decisions

As the father of teenage boys, I’m always telling them to ‘make good choices’.  We’ve been very blessed, largely because we made sure they had a good framework (morals, work ethic, discipline, etc.) with which to make those decisions.  At work, however, I always struggled with how to get my team to where I could be confident that the decisions they made would be largely the same as what I would make in the same circumstance.  In this video, I talk about a simple tool that we use at Magellan to help executives get their team on the same page in decision making.

Getting Your Team Focused

The pareto principal tells us that 20% of our activity yields 80% of our results, and we’ve found this to be very true.  Typically, 20% of your customers generate 80% of your profit; 20% of your products generate 80% of your volume – you get the idea.  One of the biggest challenges executives face is keeping their team focused on that 20% in the face of tremendous complexity and time constraints.  In this video, David Woods, Strategist at Magellan provides some tips for getting and keeping your team focused.

Teaching the Organization to Think

One of the hardest challenges Executives face is getting their team aligned and on the same page.  In this video Brent Douglas, strategist and President of Magellan Executive Partners, discusses the skill of ‘Teaching the Organization to Think’ as part of your overall strategy.