Category Archives: Brush-Ups

The Impact of Corporate Culture on Economic Performance

The Impact of Corporate Culture on Economic Performance

Does culture have a real and tangible impact on the bottom line? You bet it does! This tip offers a business case for the economic impact of culture on revenue, stock price and ROI. Four factors describe what makes for a “right” culture.Continue Reading

“Time Out” as a Competitive Edge

“Time Out” as a Competitive Edge

In most companies, managers are so stretched, they don’t have a spare moment to plan or think. Just time to do. This tip is based on providing employees on the F-35 program the “time out” to think and innovate. The results were outstanding and guidance is given on how you can make “time out” part of your own culture.Continue Reading

Tear Down the Walls!

Tear Down the Walls!

What are the costs of having silos between departments? In this “tip,” we share ideas about why silos develop and how to tear them down.Continue Reading

How to Align Your Organization for Championship Play

How to Align Your Organization for Championship Play

Alignment between strategy, culture and infrastructure is critical. Indeed, it is the central definition of organizational effectiveness. This tip provides an easy- to-understand model and real-life example, showing how you can bring these three components together to achieve exceptional results.Continue Reading

Divided We Stand…Together

Divided We Stand…Together

Globally, mergers, acquisitions and alliances have increased at a rate of 25 percent a year and are frequently the growth strategy of choice for many corporations. The well-publicized failure rate of these moves is frequently caused by trying to squeeze one culture into another. Paradoxically, making individual business units feel valued for who they are encourages a more collaborative effort in achieving the organization’s overall vision.Continue Reading

Three Principles that Might Change the Way you Manage Change

Three Principles that Might Change the Way you Manage Change

Many organizations fail miserably when making change. Managing change is difficult and takes wisdom, experience and thoughtful analysis. More often than not, leaders charge into change without taking time to reflect, analyze and plan each step toward their goals. Renova Corp. offers three unique principles that impact the way you manage change and dramatically increase the probability for your success.Continue Reading

Managing Change: Create a Sense of Urgency

Managing Change: Create a Sense of Urgency

When trying to change organizations, executives sometimes plunge ahead without establishing a sufficient sense of urgency. George Low, director of the Apollo 11 first landing on the moon, provides eight ways to increase the sense of urgency in your organization.Continue Reading

Transform Your Strategy into a Powerful “Story”

Transform Your Strategy into a Powerful “Story”

Most strategies look like ""bulleted to-do"" lists, but they don’t force you to sequence and think through the critical relationships or strategies. Transform your business plan from bullet points into a story that tells everyone not only what the goals are but also how to reach them.Continue Reading