Strategy and The Fat Smoker – New podcast episode available now
post # 505 — February 27, 2008 — a Strategy and the Fat Smoker post
The fifth episode of my new podcast series, Strategy and the Fat Smoker, is now live and available for download.
It is dedicated to exploring the themes found in my new book by the same name. Each chapter will be accompanied by an executive summary ebook covering the same material. I encourage you to forward these to friends and associates who may be interested in the topics covered. If you are already a subscriber to my podcast feed, this pdf will be available in your itunes.
“What’s Our Deal?” focuses on with how many companies strive for a climate of commonality and coordination, but fall short in practice due to a lack of commitment or even for a lack of clearly stated goals or rules. This episode takes a look at how a company can build solid, non-negotiable rules of membership in order to create unified, forward momentum at all levels of the organization.
NOTES FOR THE EPISODE:
00:42 – Introduction
01:38 – A hierarchy of concepts
03:44 – The importance of purpose
08:35 – Management and commitment: The key to a mobile organization
11:44 – Will they follow you?
16:38 – No final whistle: excellence into the indefinite future
19:05 – Revisiting values over time
21:40 – Creating rules of decision making
23:26 – Conclusion