Insights

JMW’s Consultants and clients share their thoughts on some of the challenges faced by today’s leaders.

Are you observing or owning your career?

Today’s business leader has to contend with greater levels of uncertainty than ever before - fluctuating commodity prices, contracted markets, variable exchange rates, social and political change....

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How to Create an Environment Where Innovation Thrives

In today’s digital age, radical or disruptive change has become the norm. As technologies increasingly become information-enabled, established industry players are frequently falling victim to...

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Leadership - it's all about the future

A common view of leaders is that they are the people who have assumed a certain position – the manager, the executive, the elected official.  Being part of this community, you know that’s not the...

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Elevating Execution Capability

One of the key issues that comes up in our conversations with senior executives over the past 30 years is how to improve execution capability. The question we get asked time and again is: What...

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Carrots and Sticks vs. Hearts and Minds: How to authentically motivate people

Our clients, like most leaders, are often concerned with how to motivate their employees to perform. In her recent post Rewards: Are they demotivating your team?, Harriet Anzek discussed Daniel...

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Executives in Transition: Opportunity for Reinvention

Recently I have spoken with several executives in the midst of a transition. This has included people entering into an expanded role in their existing organization, taking a role in a new...

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Rewards - are they demotivating your team?

“Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink was first published in 2009. If you haven’t read the book and are responsible for another’s performance or if you’re faced with...

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What dodging performance conversations might be saying to your team

A number of years ago I became aware of an aspect of performance that I’d never considered before. In particular, this situation was about addressing poor performance, or, more accurately, the...

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Is there really a difference between management and leadership?

Some might question whether there’s much, if any, difference between management and leadership, since both require the ability to work effectively with people to make something happen. 

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Challenging the Limits of Today’s Reality: Thoughts and Readings for Leaders

At JMW, we are committed to deepen our understanding of the world from the vantage point of leadership and performance. This blog aims to share some of the questions that have emerged in this...

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