Wednesday, September 22, 2010
For Immediate Release
Failing Strategies Tell You You're Solving Yesterday's Problems
If only we could buy lottery tickets based on yesterday's newspaper. Becoming rich would be the easiest thing imaginable. Just do what worked yesterday.
In business, that's exactly what happens, only with somewhat less than successful results.
As Stephen Balzac, consultant and author of "The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development
," discusses in his most recent publication, "Solving Yesterday's Problems
," it's easy for a business to solve the problems of the past. Unfortunately, it's the problems of the future that cause all the trouble.
The key is to recognize when the habits of your business are focusing you on the solutions that worked in the past, not the solutions that work today or tomorrow. When you become trapped in the past, you see a lot of effort for very little result. What are you doing to focus on the future? About Steve Balzac
Stephen R. Balzac, "The Business Sensei
," is an author, consultant, and professional speaker. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead, LLC,
a consulting firm specializing in helping businesses increase revenue and build their client base.
Steve's background in engineering, management, psychology, martial arts, and competitive sports makes him a popular speaker on topics ranging from leadership, motivation, team building, interviewing skills, and sport performance to computer game design. He was a guest lecturer at MIT and WPI. His articles
have appeared in a number of journals, including The Journal of Interactive Drama, The IBM Systems Journal, Mass High Tech, Enterprise Management Quarterly, The CEO Refresher, The Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, Analog SF/F and the Worcester Business Journal.
A recognized thought leader, Steve regularly conducts webinars through ExecSense
on topics including, "How to Become an Expert Negotiator as a CEO,
" "The Best Ways to Position Yourself for Your Company's Management Team
," "What You Would Learn From Reading the Top Ten Business Books of All Time and How To Apply the Concepts Today." Steve is a contributing author to Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play
and the author of the forthcoming 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development
being published by McGraw-Hill. He is a frequent guest on radio shows
including Motivational Minds and Leadership Radio, and is frequently quoted
in a variety of publications.
He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Stephen R. Balzac