August 4

Transformations – The foundation of a transformational culture


Transformations are driven by your culture (what, how and why you do what you do). Since a true transformation is a reinvention, that begs the question: What cultural characteristic(s) optimize your chances to transform. 

Adaptability is the key. Adaptability is the art of embracing disruption.  

It is the single most critical characteristic needed to transform. 

There is no wiggle room. Failure to adapt results in failure to transform. Period. 

Over 100 newspapers went out of business because their cultures could not adapt to the shift from print to online dissemination of content. Welcome to the Internet age.  

Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of almost everything imaginable have had to create new operating departments, staffed by trained, tech savvy people whose purpose is to move products through interactions with the algorithms of Amazon. An entire eco-system with virtually no interpersonal contact. The same shift holds true in the areas of marketing and sales.   

What would it take to create and sustain a highly adaptable culture?

So many organizations have not yet fully embraced this question. Even some that believe they have, still have many blind spots, and huge opportunities to improve. 

We urge you to address this what would it take question. In our next blog post we’ll begin to unpack and explore some answers to this question – answers that might help you address adaptability more responsively and more profitably.

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Book Reviews

Mastering Your Balance

Amazon Book Reviews

D. Thurman April 7, 2021

The areas of balance required to perform as a top level organization are lifted from the almost unconscious to the very conscious in Mastering Your Balance. As a business and executive coach I see business leaders mostly consumed 95% if the time with near term issues. A perpetual game of Whack-A-Mole.

Perhaps, getting the various elements covered in the book in play and more importantly in balance these leaders would have far less moles to whack, and therefore much more time and energy available execute on their greater purpose.

Shane Willard April 21, 2021

Bill & Jason get it. Having coached thousands of businesses and business leaders their insight is invaluable. They beautifully weave Vision, Values, Culture, Strategy & Purpose together into actionable steps any leader can implement. As they say, no matter how good one is at these individual elements, without balance greatness will always lie just behind your reach.

The 'what-would-it-take' concept in Chapter 2 makes you peel back the excuses and think creatively. "To achieve the impossible you must first envision the improbable."

At its core, this book serves as a blueprint for each vital element necessary to achieve success and balance organizationally (and personally). It reminds leadership where they need to focus.

Joe Fera April 1, 2021

What would it take to shatter your limiting beliefs and lead your company to heights only dreamed? Read ‘Mastering Your Balance’. Bill & Jason have demystified the ‘Dark Matter’ of great leadership and great organizations and boiled it down to highly actionable and implementable elements. Aha moments abound!

LR March 31, 2021

Mastering Your Balance answers the question and is a must read and reread for any organization daring to go from good to great! Mastering Your Balance shines a much needed light, drawing our attention to it, causing us to remember it's significance. More than words, we are reminded that a carefully crafted mission/vision statement is the organization's North Star.

Severin Sorensen March 24, 2021

As a business coach I'm always looking for books to inspire the human mind, and give direction to business owners seeking to raise their performance in the great game of business. Mastering Your Balance is one of those books. The authors are experienced in the art of giving profound advice to their clients.