Perspective How often do older employees become stereotyped by their younger peers and "superiors" as unproductive, out of step, forgetful, frail, overpaid, lacking knowledge of technology, and/or unsatisfied (perhaps this list could be expanded but you get the point and I am becoming angry)? What value could be produced with thirty or forty years of … Continue reading Experienced or Over the Hill
Talent Gap Awareness
Talent Management by M. Anthony Sacco of Stratalyne A lot of organizations spend time and money on the nuts and bolts of talent management but end up with a strategically weak pool of talent. What I mean by "strategically weak" is that these organizations hire and fire based upon historic performance profiles without regard to … Continue reading Talent Gap Awareness
Plan with intent for success
Why Use a Business Consultant?
The Value of an Objective Third Party by M. Anthony Sacco Do you get a routine health exam? I have an acquaintance who, a few years ago, had to be talked into making a long overdue appointment with their General Practitioner for a routine physical check-up. This was after two or three years had gone by … Continue reading Why Use a Business Consultant?
What is your Goal?
by M. Anthony Sacco for Stratalyne In his classic work, The Goal, Eli Goldratt established himself as not only an expert on solving problems in the manufacturing environment but established himself as a problem solver in a much more general sense. He is well known from this work as one who developed the model used … Continue reading What is your Goal?
Clear, Complete Communication
Communication for Engagement In the book, First Break All the Rules (Buckingham & Coffman, 2000), one of the key take-aways reported by the authors is that the engagement of human capital occurs at the highest level when there is an organizational culture of well communicated, clearly understood individual roles. However, in my experience, the real-world … Continue reading Clear, Complete Communication
THE POWER OF WHY
A while ago, in an attempt to expand my concept of leadership and improve my own leadership style, I picked up Simon Sinek's book Start With Why. It turned out to be expansive in its relatively straight forward approach and practical illustration(s). In other words, it got me thinking.
by M Anthony Sacco What makes you … a great "manager"? Bing defines it like this: NOUN - a person responsible for controlling or administering all or part of a company or similar organization. The first characteristic that stands out, that shouts to me, in this definition is the word "responsible". I agree with the … Continue reading Managerial Musings
Leadership Traits – Intuition
By: M. A. Sacco of Stratalyne Business Solutions LLC If there were one trait of a great leader that is underestimated for its value, I think it would be the ability to call and act upon intuition. My reasoning about this, stems from a financial concept, as well as, a human capital development frame of … Continue reading Leadership Traits – Intuition
What is Strategy
Strategy & What Makes It Work by M. Anthony Sacco of Stratalyne Business Solutions, LLC Yesterday, in between meetings, I stopped at Barnes & Noble, where I spent a while browsing the shelves of the "Business Section". What caught my eye and my interest was the book, Strategy by S. Crainer and D. Dearlove (McGraw … Continue reading What is Strategy