Latest News Archives: 2017/09

Carlos Dias’ Video-blog Introduction

If you don’t master the practical components of greatness and don’t know how to do the right things right the first time, then you don’t even get to play the game in this new complex and turbulent world.  You have forfeited the ability to shape your own future, which means you are allowing your competitors to shape it for you.  Instead, to control your own destiny, you and your business need to adjust your paradigms, the invisible sets of rules that do two things: defines your boundaries and tells you how to behave inside the boundaries to succeed in this extraordinary complex, and challenging world. This is the goal of this weekly video blog: to show you the practical (concerned with action rather than with theory and ideas alone) skills to adjust your paradigms and thus achieve greatness.

We are confident that you will find each of these proven practices and strategies easy to apply to your business to reach greatness. Don’t forget to email your questions, thoughts, and comments to carlosd@carlosdias.com.  Carlos is committed to responding to each of you as soon as he is able. Thanks!

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Video Blog: Part 1 of 3, What They Don’t Teach You in Business School, Changing the Seen and The Unseen

A Business Coaching Session with Carlos Dias and His Mentee John

If you’ve been reading this blog or reviewing our videos, by now you are likely convinced your role as CEO has shifted from one focused on tactics to keep momentum in your business, with a focus on achieving operational efficiency, to a strategic leader with foresight allowing you to see around corners and the ability to take advantage of upcoming opportunities to maximize your customer relationships for sustainable profitable growth.

You have probably admitted to yourself you are not quite where you want to be, as a strategic leader in turbulent times, and you know you need processes, strategies and a new toolkit to help you achieve growth in profits and dividends during these turbulent and non-linear times.

Over the next three weeks, I am going to invite you to be a fly on the wall as I mentor my client John and share with him the secrets to sustainable and profitable growth in turbulent times.

As you watch these three potent videos, you will discover the strategies they do not teach in business school….the secrets to sustained profitable growth in turbulent times.

Part 1: Changing The Seen and Unseen

The secret to sustaining profitable growth in your corporate family business no longer needs to be a secret...and in this video with John, I begin to shed the light on the shifts you must make now to create far greater and more sustainable profitable growth.

In the age of information and technology, you can put your business growth and continuously build profit, practically on autopilot, If you know the right methods and principles to use in your business in the current environment...one rewarding new business for their agility and innovation, and one where entire industries are continuously interrupted.

If you are struggling to maintain profitability, cutting costs or focused on very short term fixes, the harsh is that you and your team lacks the updated skills and tools to create sustainable and profitable growth.

Deep inside, you know if do not upgrade your leadership system with the proper tools and processes to become agile and innovative, your profits and market share will continue to decline, as you fight to catch up with the new world order.

It’s time for an upgrade

In this video, I will show you precisely what your business is missing.

My knowledge is based on my work in leadership and advisory roles with hundreds of companies just like yours, augmented by a lifelong study of corporate leadership, systems and processes. These are not simply ideas or theories. What I teach has already worked, and continues to work to help corporate family businesses thrive in the ever changing 21st century.

When you understand the principles I reveal in this video, and build processes and tools to create a business strategy around such principles, you will no longer have to worry about losing market share and profitability, even in these turbulent times.

Stop Wishful Thinking

In my experience, most CEOs and their executive teams are “wishful thinkers.” They make decisions, not based on facts and the reality of their operations, but on how they wish the world worked inside and outside of their walls.

Very few CEOs fall into the realm of “strategic thinker”. In fact, according to a study on CEOs from 2005-2015 published by the American Management Institute entitled A Global Study of Leadership “Strategy development is the most important leadership competency...just 4% of CEOs fall into the strategist category.

If you do not discover the right method to break out of this utterly destructive “wishful” mindset and thinking model and become a competent strategist, your competitors will overtake you, and your business will sink in these quickly changing times.

This video will show you a system of principles and the real way to change your perspective and become the CEO strategist you need to be.

Here are some key highlights included in the video:

  • Discover the true definition of an Accurate Strategic Thinking CEO and WHY you have to be one to survive and thrive in a turbulent world. (2:50)
  • Identify the three key strategic management skills you were never taught in business school, and now must know to achieve success in these turbulent times. (8:06)
  • Hear the one thing Kodak, Yahoo, and Blackberry did to cause a domino effect, catastrophically demolishing their market position, and what you must do to avoid such a fate (8:20)
  • Discover the six mandatory components for creating strategic awareness and what each can do to create massive results in your business. (8:48)
  • Learn the 2 crucial elements that, if missing, would sink your business, even if you learn everything ever written about business models, systems, thinking and principles. (12:42)
  • Gain an understanding of the one way to create continuous growing income on autopilot, even in a fast-moving world. (16:42)
  • Receive tools to identify why your latest breakthrough idea is not a thriving success (23:55)
  • Receive the one critical mindset mistake causing failure even for accurate strategic thinkers, and how to overcome it. (26:14)

We now invite you to settle in, close the door, turn off the phone, and focus on this video to gain eye-opening knowledge learn the exact methods and for Sustainable and Profitable Growth.

And after you are finished, we encourage you to comment below and share your greatest takeaway.

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If you have questions or inquiries please contact Carlos Dias directly at carlosd@carlosdias.com.

Video blog: Part 2 of 3, What They Don’t teach you in Business school, Managing with Purpose & Values, Leading with Vision

A Business Coaching Session with Carlos Dias and His Mentee John

Welcome back. Last week you learned about the Leadership Mindset for Turbulent times. If you haven’t yet watched Part 1, please head on over and watch the video, as you will need that foundation for this section.

Today Carlos Dias and his Mentee John will be talking about how to focus on things that matter...and how to eliminate the noise of obsolete theories, bias, and routine.

Key takeaways from today’s video include:

● Identifies the glue that holds your business together. Carlos identifies the ideal core of your business. (1:20)

● Reveals the three key assistants you need to start down the path of leadership success. (4:14)

● Defines one critical type of reasoning which should never be overlooked in decision-making is one most CEOs always try to avoid. Discover what it is and why. (4:38)

● Uncovers the strange but effective first critical step highly successful and innovative businesses use in strategic planning. (12:12)

I want to particularly draw your attention to two key leadership principles I share in this video:

1. System Thinking
2. Transformational Leadership

As you reach these sections, pay careful attention to these ideas and how your style of leadership and thinking compare. You can read more about these specific principles here and here.

John and I also speak about employee motivation...a critical issue in a fast-paced world. I share with John the key motivators present in every workforce, and how such motivators cause a company to create profitability or crumble to its death. The information I share here will help you quickly identify problems in your teams and achieve a more innovative and impactful workforce.

At the end of the video, I have provided you with links to two powerful and proven step-by-step processes designed to help you create your Company’s Value Statement and craft your Committed and Shared Business Vision.

We invite you to share this valuable information and resources with your network of colleagues, employees and business partners.

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Please comment below and tell us your biggest takeaway from the video. We look forward to interacting with you.

Questions or inquiries please contact Carlos Dias at carlosd@carlosdias.com

Video Blog: Part 3 of 3, What They Don’t teach you in Business school, Managing Through Systems Thinking in Turbulent Times




Nobody likes uncertainty. In life and business, the possibility of everything you know failing and falling apart is terrifying. 


After all, we live in a complex and ever-changing world, and uncertainty poses a tremendous challenge to most businesses, especially to those led by CEOs unaware of how to navigate these fast-moving times. My courses, programs, tools, and expertise can show you exactly what you MUST do in order to create sustainable profitable growth   The core ingredient of strong and healthy sales and profits is sustainability...you must learn the strategic tools necessary to ask the right questions, so you can identify changes to your business before the changes are big problems deteriorating your sustainable profitable growth. System thinking enables the CEO to see the entire business and how each part of the ecosystem, in and out of the business, impacts sustainable profitability.  System thinking means looking at the overall picture rather than the separate elements. With it, a CEO can predict and prevent small problems to create devastating business results.  Thus, the uncertainty vanishes.

In this video, you will discover,

  • Why is Systems Thinking best suited to the challenges of a fast-moving and complex world?
  • How Apple used Systems Thinking to revolutionize the personal technology market, and create millions of rabid fans.
  • How to assess whether your corporate system and processes were built based on strategic thinking or by default, and what you can do to change the status quo.
  • Why resting and recharging your mind is vitally important to the success of your corporation
  • The power of masterminding, the exact benefits to your business of implementing a mastermind process,  and the ideal people to have in your strategic mastermind group.
  • The fundamental question for widening the perspective of what has been missing in your business system...the same one Apple asked before creating the iPad.
  • The most structured, powerful and interactive program and tools on the market you can access anytime, anywhere and use with your management teams to change the trajectory of your business and create sustainable wealth in turbulent times. You will be astonished at how few hours per week you and your team must spend with these tools to achieve long-term profitable growth.

Everything I share in this video, in fact, all of my systems, are designed specifically for the CEO. My program and resources are absolutely unique in this global market.

I developed my programs, as described throughout these three coaching sessions because, after years of research trying to find a program to share with my CEO clients...none existed.  Sure there were programs based on the old way of doing things, with the concepts we learned in MBA school, but the programs were based on the old model and the old linear business model.

Nothing taught the CEOs to think strategically, to understand the entire business and the metrics and data indicating problems long before they show up in those old models.  And that’s not all...Nothing I could find started from the future and worked backwards.  Everything started with prior results.  Thus, CEOs could not possibly have the ability to strategically plan for the unknown elements yet to happen...and in a fast moving business world, CEOs must be able to see around corners to what is coming.

Otherwise, their business will fail.

Are you ready to discover sustainable and profitable growth, abundant cash flow and wealth creation in your corporate family business?

We do live in turbulent and ever-changing times.  By using the right system and strategic thinking principles, your business can withstand the changes, experience sustained growth, and bring continuous profit almost on autopilot.

We invite you to watch the video, complete your personal assessment (here) and contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to help determine which of our programs is right for your business. 

Questions or inquiries please contact Carlos Dias at carlosd@carlosdias.com

Deconstructing Stupidity  A Cure for Organizational Foolishness

Fact. Google “Organizational Stupidity” and you will find hundreds and thousands of articles on this topic.

As a determined, hard-working CEO you may disagree.

“My executives are smart”

“We know our industry”

“We pay attention and work hard.” 

Consider these questions:

Is your company currently getting the profit that duplicates what your vision and goals for your business are at this exact point?

Is your organization locked in a low growth pattern and you don’t know why?

Why are you making decisions and strategies which keep you stuck, expecting new results from old practices?

Not to worry. As I explain in this video, you are not alone. For the last 20 years, US firms have been slowly destroying wealth, rather than creating it. One of the main causes - Organizational Stupidity - is still a major threat to businesses worldwide.

Organizational stupidity might absolutely cloud your judgments and strategy, creating mistakes from which you cannot recover. 

In this video, I explain what you, as the leader of your company, can do to avoid the irreparable failure caused by Organizational Stupidity.

I will show you what each of these issues looks like and present practical solutions you can use to move faster and with greater certainty, make better strategic decisions, build asset wealth and use that wealth to create sustainable profitable growth.

I will share the five major ways Organizational Stupidity shows itself in your business:

1. Functional Stupidity 

Have you ever grasped the feeling your employees might be accepting everything you say? 

Learn what Functional stupidity looks like in action, and why it is absolutely necessary your executives would question your assumptions and make critical decisions on a daily basis.

2. Scaled Incompetence 
Have you ever happened to notice that your executives are too focused on getting along than actually getting the job done? The bad news is, it creates a habit and the legacy of scaled incompetence, which can eventually collapse your business.

3. Overcomplexity  Learn to immediately spot overcomplexity in your business, how to prevent it. 

4. Executive Dysfunction Syndrome Do you suffer from EDS? EDS stands for learned models, assumptions and patterns that limit executives from seeing their business environment clearly.

5. Cognitive Bias Are you certain you make decisions based on facts, without cognitive bias? 

To avoid Organization Stupidity, you and your company’s leaders must avoid basing your decision on the three main biases:

● Anchoring Bias (the first thing you hear),
● Recency bias (depending on the last thing you hear),
● Availability bias (relying on information because it is easily available).

Time to Transform

There is nothing more business-destructive than basing your decisions on out-dated and obsolete principles in the fast-moving and turbulent times we live in. 

This video will give you specific and clear insight into the flaws of your system management and pointing out where you may be practicing organizational stupidity in your business.

Of course, I also want to help you to transform your business beyond recognition, to provide you with the sustainable wealth, growth, and profit you have always been aiming for. 

To do so, I will invite you to look closer at the processes and the ecosystem of your company to spot the errors, giving you a step-by-step process to identify what you might be missing and change your business forever.

To highlight the phrase found in the book I co-wrote with Jay Abraham, The CEO Who Sees Around The Corners:

“We all know how complacency sets in. We reach a certain level in our careers and begin to believe that we know everything we need to know.”

This is the epitome of Organizational Stupidity. You can’t keep growing if you don’t continuously expand your knowledge. 

Now, think about it.

If your enterprise is not growing... If you are somewhat stuck on any level of your life, you are stuck because there is A FLAW in your strategic management system.

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