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Effective Executive Magazine:
What Business Are You In? What Business Do You Want to Be In?
 
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Recently I facilitated a two-day meeting for a company that has four divisions each of which is a uniquely different business.The assignment for the division leaders was to describe the business they are in right now and their actual business performance over the past two years and what they have in terms of projects and objectives for the next 12 months. The leaders for the other three divisions listened and asked questions on day one.On day two the roles were reversed. The division leaders heard from everyone else in the room as to what business they thought the division was in. They also heard input on where the other people in the room felt they were doing things that did not fit with the business they said they were in. Finally, the others in the room tossed out ideas on other ways to define the business the division was in that could allow for opportunities to generate greater sustainable, profitable growth.

 
 
 
 
Effective Executive Magazine , The Assignment, The Meeting, The Preparation, The Collaboration, The Future of Intentional Decision-Making