Hello and welcome to Strategic Huddle, where today’s leaders are coming together to share knowledge and improve their organizations.

It’s lonely at the top. When you’re the leader of an organization there are few people in which you can confide. You can’t confide in board members or your boss. They don’t want to hear about your problems, they just want results. You can’t confide in investors or employees without undermining their confidence in your abilities. Everyone who comes through your door has an agenda. They will instead, tell you what you want to hear. This makes it difficult to get good, unbiased advice and feedback from someone who’ll tell you what you really need to hear. When you’re the leader, you have to be careful about drinking too much of your own Kool Aid.

Strategic Huddle is for you if you are interested in learning about:

  • Cash Model—double your operating cash flow in 12 months
  • Market Intelligence—find out how leading firms “learn faster” to remain ahead of their competitors
  • Core Ideology—bring core values and purpose alive to energize your employees and simplify human resource systems
  • Brand Promise—articulate a clear, succinct one that differs from your competitors’—while still mattering to your customers
  • X Factor—determine your underlying “10- to 30-times advantage” over competitors—find it, exploit it, and win big
  • Annual and Quarterly Focus—discover the most critical short-term decisions an executive team can make to drive alignment and performance
  • Rockefeller Habits Checklist—adopt 10 habits that will reduce the weekly executive time needed for managing the business from 50 hours to under 15
  • Meeting Rhythm—establish daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual meeting rhythms and create the specific agendas that make them effective
  • Metrics—drive your business on a daily and weekly basis using three metrics
  • Organizational Structure—keep everyone accountable by applying three types of organizational charts
  • Themes and Priorities—identify period-specific themes and use them to make your priorities memorable while adding energy and focus to the organization