View Post

It’s a leadership team, not an entourage

In 5 Minute Read, Turnaround by Stephen Zakur0 Comments

This is not what you want. This is not what you want. Prevention is key Prevention is key When presented with a low-performing organization the first thing you do is put out any fires that are flaring. Usually, low performing organizations are experts at firefighting. It’s all they have — endless urgent problems — so many teams get really good …

View Post

Your past is not your future. Let it go.

In Leadership, Turnaround by Stephen Zakur0 Comments

I’ve led a half-dozen organizations during the past decade and each one had unique challenges to overcome: operations in disarray; technology that wasn’t functioning right; messy data; right person, wrong job; wrong person. In each of these situations a shift was needed and that shift often required change across the business platform. And in most cases it required a significant …

View Post

The fire is out. Now what?

In Turnaround by Stephen Zakur0 Comments

I suppose there are times that you’re hired to lead a new organization where a competent, well-loved leader has left you with a gem that only needs to be polished twice a month to retain its luster. Of course, there are other times, most times in fact, when you come into a position where it’s clear that improvements need to …