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Your Summer Blockbuster

June 16th, 2015  | 

Published in Leadership

Those born after 1980 may be surprised that blockbuster movies were not always part of our summers.

It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1975 that “Jaws” warned us: “Don’t go in the water.”

Watergate and Vietnam had primed the American public for escapism, and Steven Spielberg tapped into this mood with the first of his many big splashes. Spielberg’s giant shark drew sold-out crowds and changed summers forever.

Tastes change. Habits evolve. “Evolving” is the seventh pillar in the Seven Pillars of Accountability. High-performing organizations continuously adapt and change their practices to grow marketplace leadership position.

Great leaders navigate change by looking for opportunities to widen the gap between themselves and the competition.

Have you and your team developed and introduced a new product or service based on customer feedback in the past 24 months?

What one thing that isn’t delivering the expected results or that your customers no longer value will you and your team change in the next 60 days? What’s the impact of not changing?

Don’t look now but there just may be a shark gaining on you.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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