For most of my career, I’ve been working around organizations who are trying to get moving.  One thing has often struck me – some organizations have that mysterious commodity called momentum.  They have a pattern of progress, of getting things done.  There is a confidence and an inexorability about how they operate.  They attract people, capital, and opportunity as a result.

They also seem to the be exception…

I’m curious about what separates those with momentum from those who fight inertia.  So I’m glad that our team has launched a research survey designed to identify organizational practices that generate momentum. The questions are based on the experience of seasoned leaders who have shaped and deployed strategy for years.  Our goal is to gather the input of hundreds if not thousands of organizational leaders and to examine the data for trends.  Imagine if we could find the practices that most predict success? That would be pretty powerful for everyone.

You can participate in a couple of ways:

  • Complete the survey yourself.  It takes about 10 minutes and you can launch it by clicking here.
  • Share the survey with people from other organizations.  They can find it by going to
  • Encourage others in your organization to  complete the survey.  In fact, if you want to compare your organization’s practices against the entire database, just get at least 10 of your colleagues to agree to take the survey and send a request to  We will send your organization a personalized survey so that you can get this valuable information once the research is complete.

We look forward to sharing the results with you in the future.