In this edition ... The Visionary / Integrator Combo ... Reshape and Revamp ... Where You Go, They Go! ... AZ Economy Booming ... What Makes an Extraordinary Executive?
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
The Visionary / Integrator Relationship
This week I've been thinking about some of the great companies that owe their dramatic success to the combination of a great Visionary and Integrator. Pictured here are Walt and Roy Disney. As Visionary, Walt had groundbreaking ideas, and as Integrator, Roy made those ideas a reality!
Last year I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Amongst the amazing artifacts were stories of Walt and Roy's remarkable partnership. For a glimpse of what made Roy a great "Integrator" check out five short stories referring to Roy as a "Gentle Visionary". Does your company have leaders in the Visionary and Integrator seats?
5 Stories (3-5 minutes each)
Where You Go, They Go!
Company culture. Many people talk about it, but not everyone puts in the effort to create it. And when they don’t, it becomes assumed – which isn’t what you want.
If you want a “great” culture by your own definition, the only way to have it is to create it. You and your leadership team MUST be the conduit for every employee to own it, understand it, define it with their behaviors and value it as their own.
Learn More (2 minutes)
Governor Ducey: “Arizona is open for business and our economy is booming”
The Phoenix metropolitan area led the nation for new jobs created over the last year. In a report released July 3rd from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the largest total non-farm job growth of all large MSAs from May 2018 to May 2019.
Leading sectors for employment growth were Education and Health Services (17,200 jobs), Construction (15,100 jobs) and Professional and Business Services (12,800 jobs).
Read More (2 minutes)
Book I'm Re-Reading
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive - A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni.
In this story about a high-stakes leadership challenge faced by fictional CEO, Rich O'Connor, we see how he creates and implements four key disciplines that give him a strong and resilient organization. I especially like how the story conveys the nuance of getting what you really want from your business!
Audio book (2-3 hours at 1-1.5 X speed)