Bruce Fritch, Strategic Snapshots: Refreshing Our Perspective

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

The emperor’s new clothes (the unraveling circa 2017)

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

Is your wise discernment showing? What would Lincoln say?

Today, many regard as leadership whatever they have observed and parroted from apparent role models wherever they may be – without much concern for quality! The primary seductive qualification appears to be power or its proxy, financial wealth. Sadly, non-leadership blunts brilliance. Increasingly today, … Continue reading

The Question-Authority Contemplation

Change happens! I’m older, and feel younger. Embodied, or helium. Apprehensive, now elated. Fake news?! Fist pounding! Definitive hyperbole!!! Head scratching? Time passes. Prejudice persists or wisdom awakens. In lucid moments of wise discernment one feels relieved and blessed, privately. We’ve lived … Continue reading