DIRECTED RESEARCH PROJECT
A BLOG RE INCORPORATING EML CONCEPTS INTO A START-UP BUSINESS
This is a series of blog articles and posts that document the EML concepts and strategies that Justin Moschina and David Robertson incorporated into the development of their start-up, theGRADproject.
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Rick Culley is one of the most effective strategists and leadership consultants in the U.S. today. He says that leaders must be strategic in everything they do.
Kiely also warns about “solving the wrong problem the right way”. By drilling down and asking the right “why” questions, we were able to solve the problem effectively.
Being in tune with how we are perceived by others can greatly affect our ability to be successful in getting things accomplished, moving up within an organization and in achieving our goals.
Consider your default future and ask, “Is this what I want?” If not (or if ‘not exactly’), Accelerate your crisis and get busy inventing a new future.
“We were aligning on the commitments and promises we made to each other.”
“A team is a small number of people who are committed to a common purpose, set of performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.”
“If you want your people to buy in, you need to give them an opportunity to weigh in.” – Dr. Rick Culley
You can’t actually change the default future until you understand what the future holds.
We need to be able to deal with the uncomfort that comes with the challenge of getting better.
As it turns out, a Jazz Quartet can be very similar to a team of business executives in the fact that they’re all individuals with their own style of success needing to work together to create or accomplish the task at hand.
“When leaders let others lead, not only will they gain valuable insight into how to lead better themselves, but they will also assist in building the leadership capabilities of their people so that they can make the valuable contributions which will ultimately lead the organization forward.” – Dr. Bob Myrtle
“At the point that you’re getting tired of saying something, that’s the point that they’re starting to listen.”
“What happens with a team whose mantra is ‘Everything we do we’re going to get better than the time before’?”
I had never really thought much about what my “values” were. It took some work to unearth and label them; but it was worth the effort.
Being an effective leader is more than “knowing”, its about “doing”. If we say we ‘know’ but don’t ‘do’, we don’t “know”. – Dr. Rick Culley
“Reflecting allows us to be strategic in business and in our personal lives. Everything we do should be strategic”.
“What got you here (to this point in your career, business or organization) won’t get you where you want to go.” – Dr. Rick Culley
“Our vision was inspired by the many great leaders we spent time with at USC and the ideas they shared. We discussed those ideas over many hours commuting and at the on-campus bar, Traddies”.
“Being strategic isn’t about having all the right answers, it’s about asking the right questions.” – Dr. Rick Culley
We both had started companies before, but starting a business with the experience and insights from the EML program was significant. We couldn’t wait to get started.