A Story We’ve Been Telling A Lot Recently…

It’s “planning season” and that means leaders in companies across the country are locking themselves in small rooms together for two days to hash out plans for next year, budget implications, goals and priorities. The really ambitious organizations are will attempt to define a vision, mission and purpose to guide the strategy and planning, and… [Continue Reading]

Cultural Evolutionaries

Leading Transformational Change in the Modern Workplace If you have ever worked in an organization, it’s likely you have had this experience: Management heads off for a 2-day “strategic planning” retreat and returns inspired with big ideas and eager to get started on a bold new course of action to be rolled out with great… [Continue Reading]

Building a “One Voice” Board of Directors (Part 3?)

Randy’s back this week with a third installment in the Strategic Planning series. This week, he’s tackling the topic of the impact a GOOD Board of Directors can have on an organization. If you’re on a board, or work with a board, or even want to be on a board — this is the podcast… [Continue Reading]

What Do We Do? Carmen & Randy Finally Explain Their Day Jobs…

This is it! Carmen and Randy are finally pulling away the curtain and explain what they actually “do”. Listen in to find out why they’re always gone and what they’re doing while they’re away. Podcast Transcript (Music) Carmen:  Welcome to Evolutionary’s Podcast. I’m Carmen Voilleque. Randy:   I’m Randy Harrington. Carmen:  And we are going to… [Continue Reading]

Strategic Planning: Boring Time Suck!

Strategic Planning. If you haven’t had a chance to read Randy’s recent blog post of the same title, you’re going to want to make sure you listen to this podcast. It just might change the way you think about Strategic Planning. Podcast Transcript Carmen: Welcome to Evolutionaries podcast. I’m Carmen Voilliqué. Randy: I’m Randy Harrington. Carmen:… [Continue Reading]

Strategic Planning? Three Words: Boring Time Suck

That was the response from a seat mate on a plane who asked what kind of work I was doing and I said, “strategic planning.” After his pithy “three words” response he went on to say, “The plan is worthless before it hits the paper.” Happily, I don’t think this gentleman speaks for 21st century… [Continue Reading]

Simple, But Not Easy: The Story of GTE Financial’s Winning Culture

Listen in this week as Randy and Carmen discuss how  GTE Financial is creating a great culture and producing outstanding results. If you want to try to change the culture of your organization, you have to change the language of your organization at all levels. GTE Financial was able to do it, and so can you…. [Continue Reading]