Author: Mike Desjardins

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[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Click to enlarge"][/caption] One of the mistakes I see consistently in organizations trying to create or manage change is thinking that through theoretical understanding somehow people will manage to change either a behaviour or a system. The challenge is that when we...

BIV Boardroom Strategy - Oct 6-12, 2009 [Total read time: 4 mins] In the last two decades, efforts to meet the challenge of reducing the complexity of strategic planning brought about two new approaches: The Balanced Scorecard by Kaplan and Norton in 1992 and Mastering the Rockefeller...

The most straightforward piece I've read on candor comes from Jack Welch's book, Winning. In Chapter Two, he refers to candor as, "the biggest dirty little secret in business," but more specifically as people not expressing themselves in a straightforward way and withholding their comments...

[caption id="attachment_674" align="alignright" width="320" caption="The view that relaxes me."][/caption] Starting 9 years ago I have taken the last week of August off to head up to Whistler and do three things: plan for the year coming up, read some of the books that have been stacking...

Over the past year I'm consistently asked to answer the question, "what is your overall leadership development philosophy?" I thought it would be helpful to put pen to paper and blog my answer. Our experience over the past 10 years working with thousands of senior...

Boardroom Strategy: Mike Desjardins Friday, 07 August 2009 Ten tips for leading businesses in turbulent times There’s no denying these are turbulent times. But there are things that you can do to lead your team and your company to success against the odds. Here are the...