Bruce Fritch, Strategic Snapshots: Refreshing Our Perspective

The emperor’s new clothes (the unraveling circa 2018)

A translation of hans christian andersen’s “keiserens nye klæder” by jean hersholt. Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared nothing about reviewing his soldiers, … Continue reading

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Act to Be Heard! To find information on precisely how to contact the President of the United States, and your federal, state and local elected officials, go to this website: How to Contact Your Elected Officials It’s easy! You are … Continue reading

Encore to a rare bold step in transformation

The executive leaders of a large technology business recently “retired” a very senior executive who was well known to be disproportionately self-absorbed, harmful to the culture, frightening to those he influenced, and not personally trustworthy. He had been a “big … Continue reading

Transforming sycophants by light of human brilliance

[syc·o·phant – ˈsikəˌfant,ˈsikəfənt/ noun. A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage. See: ingratiating, fawning, servile, groveling, subservient, cringing, humble-acting, hypocritical, insincere, gushing, effusive, glib, smooth, slick, slippery, oily, greasy, smarmy, slimy, parasitic, non-authentic, false, fake. In ancient … Continue reading

Generating Trust Throughout Your Teams

It is commonly accepted that trust and trustworthiness are core to team effectiveness. Who would dispute this? Yet, the high rate of disengagement in the workplace indicates most organizations fail to fully assemble their teamwork puzzle (see data reported by … Continue reading

“Here, we have a better idea!”

In a prior post I encouraged unequivocal leadership communications, particularly in light of the discriminatory cultural noise that twists and turns in the United States. Since then, I have seen some impressive examples of illuminating leadership communications, such as those … Continue reading

Unequivocal Leadership Communications Needed!

Our nation is fracturing, amplified by the recent events surrounding Charlottesville. You will see this getting worse before it is resolved. This is very serious — a crisis. It can get a lot worse. It is very important that you and … Continue reading

Note to Self: On Father’s Day

My father was an extraordinary man. I found it was challenging to be his son. These are separate reflections on this Father’s Day. Many years ago in my work advising business leaders, I recognized that the most difficult leadership role … Continue reading

The outline for strategic planning

Strategic planning can provide the geometry for organizational alignment, the blueprint for sustained brilliance. It has never been more important to provide alignment for maximum focus and effectiveness. In a polarized world we need the discerning wisdom possible in strategic plans that … Continue reading