Ep. 899: Michael Canic Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio


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“When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done. What is the antidote to this? Ruthless Consistency.”

According to Harvard Business Review, “most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects―a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present.” Michael Canic helps committed leaders drive the odds in their favor. He identifies the three surprising reasons most strategic change initiatives fail:

  • Leaders unwittingly send mixed messages that demotivate their people and undermine those initiatives.
  • Leaders focus on what they do instead of what their people experience.
  • Leaders are not as committed as they think they are or need to be.

Simply put, leaders who develop the right focus, create the right environment, and build the right team―consistently―are leaders whose organizations win.

Bio: Michael Canic, PhD, is the president of Making Strategy Happen, which specializes in helping committed leaders of midsize companies turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality. Canic originated his strategy model while working as a corporate leader for FedEx, during which time his district became the most recognized in the Americas for service quality.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Football
  • Change and Fear
  • “Cut Your Losses and Let Your Profits Run”
  • Importance of Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Asian Experience
  • Taking Action
  • Zen Temples of Kyoto
  • Control your Ego

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