THRUUE POINTS BLOG

This One Leadership Mistake May Be the Cause of Your Team Dysfunction

By David W. Hasenbalg

CEOs and senior leaders often ask THRUUE to help them deliver on their strategy and vision, and one of the biggest challenges in doing this is understanding what happens AFTER you have your strategy and vision. How do you bring them to life? In short, the answer is nurturing an environment where real teams can […]

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Awaiting 2017 with Deep Gratitude

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

As 2016 ends, a sincere thank you to our clients, partners, and supporters. THRUUE is honored to work with you. Looking forward to the new year, we re-commit to you that we will live out our core values and do all we can to enable your success. To all of the leaders who follow our […]

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Of New Presidents, Echo Chambers, and Psychological Safety

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

It’s been four weeks since the 2016 Presidential election was decided. Donald Trump will become our 45th President in January. I have been thinking deeply about what his Presidency will mean for CEOs around the country as well as the future of strategy and company culture. As you read this issue of THRUUE Points, I […]

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Culture Risk is Real: Where Wells Fargo went wrong and how you can avoid it

By David Hasenbalg and Rhiannon Bell

In September, regulators fined Wells Fargo $185 million for illegally opening two million “unneeded and unwanted” bank and credit card accounts under customers’ names without their consent. CEO John Stumpf, who has since been forced to step down, claimed this was not a culture problem, blaming instead the 5,300 employees who created (and have been […]

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David Hasenbalg Joins THRUUE as Chief Performance Officer

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the next phase of THRUUE’s evolution and the arrival of David Hasenbalg, THRUUE’s first Chief Performance Officer and Managing Director. Since THRUUE’s founding, we have helped leadership teams define and model the espoused values of their organization. But as the truism goes, culture eats strategy for breakfast. Individual […]

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Summer Reading and Chatting Culture with an “Original”

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

This spring, I attended a talk with Wharton professor of psychology and New York Times writer Adam Grant about his new book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In an hour-long dialogue with fellow author Daniel Pink, Grant shared dozens of the examples of originality that he sculpted into his best-seller. Listening required deep concentration and my […]

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TALKING THE POWER OF CULTURE WITH THE RANE NETWORK

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

THRUUE believes that culture is a competitive differentiator, and we are not alone. High-performing organizations thoroughly know their cultures and give them sustained, detailed attention from the bottom up and the top down. But while 91% of CEOs believe that culture is important, only 15% believe their own organization’s culture is where it should be—all […]

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A Blueprint for Successful CEO Transition

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Over the past three years, THRUUE has offered executive briefings to busy C-suite leaders in both for- and not-for-profit sectors. This month, we are pleased to share the publication of our first official THRUUE MEMORANDUM. Similar to a white paper, this memo distills what we have learned from successful (and not-so-successful) CEO transitions. While the […]

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Three Years at the Intersection of Strategy and High-Performing Cultures

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Three short years ago, I left the comfort of a big consulting firm to chase the dream of building my own company. At that time, I had two clients and an incredible business partner: Colonel David Sutherland. His wisdom and guidance grounded my dream in reality and got me through those long first days and […]

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With evidence comes great growth in impact investing

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Conversations at THRUUE often revolve around growth and innovation challenges, and our frequent discussions of the growing impact investment space are no exception. Social organizations often struggle to realize their potential effectiveness and grow to scale because they have limited resources, but impact investing—as it grows in popularity—presents a potential solution to this problem. Huffington […]

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