Leadership Inspirations – Right versus Expedience

“In business and in life, we are often faced with the choice of doing that which is right or that which is expedient. For the achiever, the choice is clear; for the road to greatness is never easy.”

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Leadership Lessons from the United States Naval Academy – The Honor Concept

Leadership Lessons from the United States Naval Academy“Midshipmen will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will they mislead or deceive anyone as to known facts. A midshipman will be truthful, trustworthy, honest and forthright at all times and under all circumstances.

Midshipmen are presumed to be honorable at all times and to possess moral integrity in the fullest sense and will be treated accordingly, unless they prove otherwise by their words or actions.

Midshipmen should neither permit nor accept anything which is not just, right, and true. They should do the right thing because it is right, not because of fear of punishment.”

The Honor Concept
United States Naval Academy

It is the privilege of professional executives and managers to lead the men and women of their organizations toward the achievement of its mission goals. As such, these leaders are responsible for acting with the utmost integrity; leading in both a moral and ethical manner. Doing so promotes trust, accountability, and group cohesion; forming the foundation of high team effectiveness.


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Leadership Inspirations – Success and Accountability

“To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise.”

Mitchell Caplan
Chief Executive Officer, E*Trade

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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 17 – The Use of Models

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 17 – The Use of Models elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 5 – The Use of Models. This discussion:

  • elaborates on why models should be used during a strategic analysis
  • identifies the specific benefits and risks of using models
  • describes what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support an evaluation
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Strategic Analysis Best Practice 7 – Diverse Models

Solutions addressing today’s multifaceted business challenges and opportunities can be extremely difficult to recognize; the ever increasing pace of change within the business environment further complicating this problem. In order to successfully deal with this challenge, decision-makers need the support of people and tools to help them distill large quantities of data, recognize important business trends, discount temporary fads, and translate their findings into meaningful organizational activities. Because no one analysis perspective will adequately account for all of the important nuances associated with a complex problem, multidiscipline teams and diverse tools should be employed to establish a complete picture organizational performance and environmental conditions. Use of a diverse set of models during the strategic analysis process helps create this needed picture.*


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