Leading Strategic Action in the New Normal | GEO Action Mindsets™

THINK Strategically, FOCUS Sharply, MOVE Quickly.  These three FastTime® Mindsets are proven formula for leading faster, smarter Strategic Action in the New Normal. 

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GEO System™ for Delivering Faster, Smarter Strategic Action

The New Normal has created unprecedented challenges in four dimensions strategy, execution, speed, and engagement. The intensity and pervasiveness of these challenges are reflected in following statistics:

  • Strategy: 52% of leaders are not confident in their company’s strategy; 67% of leaders say capabilities don’t fully support their strategy;
  • Execution: Over 80% of organizations fail to execute their strategies effectively; CEOs from 40 countries rate “Execution” as their #1 concern.
  • Speed: 90% of senior leaders agree that speed is critical to success, but only 40% say that they are moving fast enough; 50% lower operating profit is the result when organizations are outpaced by their competitors.
  • Engagement: Only 33% of employees are engaged in their job and 51% are looking for a new job.

The GEO System™is a powerful, proven way to meet the challenges of the New Normal

Watch this 2-minute video to see why the System is unique. 

Strategic Action: Origins in Winning In FastTime®

Over a decade ago, I saw the handwriting on the wall. Strategic thinking, planning, and strategic action based on the assumption of stable conditions and linear change were obsolete.

This was the central premise of Winning In FastTime®, the highly-acclaimed book I co-authored with John Warden, architect of the Desert Storm strategy. At the heart of that strategy was the most successful air campaign in history.

The book has a simple message. New circumstances require new mindsets. These three are absolutely essential: Think Strategically, Focus Sharply, Move quickly.

With these mindsets as the foundation for strategic action, my firm, GEO Group, began the development of The GEO System™. It is a comprehensive approach with an A-to-Z set of principles, processes, and tools. The System is unique because it integrates:

  • A seamless action architecture for thinking, planning, and acting collectively
  • Customized online collaboration tools and expertly facilitated virtual processes
  • Real-time leadership development using knowledge bytes and action learning

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This comprehensive, integrated approach separates The GEO System™ from the competition.

Performance Power: What Our Clients Say

The performance power of The GEO System™ is reflected in the benefits our clients have identified.

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Work in New Ways

“This process has changed the way I work…my attitude, my perspective, and my behaviors.” — Mike Roberts, Former President, McDonald’s Corporation

Build Better Plans

“In my 21 years in HP / Agilent, this the best business plan I’ve ever seen rolled out.” — Glenn May, Former SPG Corporate Account Manager, Agilent Technologies

Meet Aggressive Goals

“I am truly amazed by how much we accomplished in how little time. We met some very aggressive goals.” — Hardy Wentz, Former Sales Initiative Leader, Weyerhaeuser Canada

Accelerate Critical Decisions

“The online sessions accelerated our critical R&D decisions and significantly reduced our time to market.” — Barney Saunders, Former VP of Bio-Research Solutions, Agilent Technologies

Virtually Engage Stakeholders

“The System was a fast, efficient way to virtually engage more stakeholders in critical conversations.” — Phil Leupold, Regional General Manager, Weyerhaeuser Corporation

Transform Your Business.

“The System helped us transform a near extinct business into a highly profitable sale in 36 months!” — Cliff Tompkins, Founder, Prepaid Concepts Corporation


What Can Our Strategic Action System Do for You?

By applying The GEO System™ for strategic action in your team or organization, you can ensure:

  • Smart strategic thinking without wasting time
  • Sharply focused planning that leverages resources
  • Rapid implementation and fast course corrections
  • Broader, deeper engagement and commitment

One caveat. To achieve optimal results, we customize the System’s processes and tools. So, we need to understand your current situation. As a first step,  consider these questions:

  • What are your top challenges and opportunities?
  • What are some potential costs of delay in meeting them?
  • What are some potential benefits of faster results in meeting them?

If you’d like to learn more, Let’s Connect.


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About Leland Russell

Leland Russell is the co-author of Winning In FastTime®, a highly-acclaimed book about leading strategic action. He delivers the best ways to strive and thrive in the New Normal, serving clients as a Strategic Advisor and Leadership Coach. GEO Group Strategic Services, the consulting firm Leland founded in 1991, has a stellar track record with Fortune 500 organizations, mid-size firms, and non-profits. GEO"s typical clients are leaders and mission-critical teams.

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