11 results for author: The Koblentz Group


Turning the Tide

In “Two Minute Commentaries,” we share our perspective on today’s most important business topics based on our current observations from our client work with public companies, private equity and investor owned concerns and family enterprises. Here’s ...
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Saying Goodbye: Challenging Past Loyalties

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business." - From “The Godfather.” There are no straight lines to winning the future... some initiatives will hit the marks...others won’t. While every organization’s culture is unique, the challe...
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Only the Bold and Culturally Resilient Win

From our conversations with numerous CEOs, where leaders must comprehend context and its complexities to meet the heightened pressure to transform faster and to execute effectively... central to achieving recognizable value under uncertainty. While seeking ...
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Winners Write History. Losers Are History

We held numerous one on one and follow up discussions with CEOs in 2021...over 160...who sought our insight, perspective and guidance. No doubt, with the impact of "swans" and the need to accelerate change, CEOs and their leadership are being challenged to ...
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Now is the Time for Leadership Granularity

As we move to toward the end of 2021 and think about winning the future, we held private individual discussions with CEOs of public companies, private equity controlled and family enterprises. From our numerous conversations with CEOs, one of the most ...
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To Win Now, CEOs Must Keep Fundamentals, Rewrite the Rules

"History teaches us that global shocks often result in strategic inflection points. They alter the nature of competition, usually in ways that aren't obvious, and the winners are usually companies that act boldly and take risks." - Fortune Magazine Comm...
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Koblentz on Leadership: Succession

"The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas." – Linus Pauling Researching the "sensitive matter" of succession, we were astounded to uncover quite a bit of fluff regarding Board and CEO complacency, as: Only a minority number of Boards ...
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Who is Winning the Future Now?

Recruiting executives and board of directors is a "high stakes sensitive matter" and what wins now will be leaders who are authentic about what they know and remain curious and not befuddled in discovering how to effectively embrace challenges that will come ...
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The Leader’s Megaphone

It's no secret that leaders are being challenged in ways that are very different... at the vortex and velocity of socio-economic pressures for change and a continuing COVID impact. As one CEO shared, "It's the perfect storm and it's not going away. I'm ...
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Navigating Uncertainty with Confidence to Act Now

The future will offer a plethora of different opportunities and options. Some will be worthy of a company’s time… others will not. Organizations led by executives who can figure out which is which, faster, and then pivot will thrive. Without an A+ ...
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Winning Now: Clearing Foggy Windows

We spoke with a number of CEOs and Directors about balancing the cadences to achieve outcomes now while strategically adapting given today’s lack of clarity... what we call, the foggy window. Smart CEOs make intentional investments in the development of ...
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