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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

  It happened so fast. With one quick COVID-19 jolt, everything about businesses, their strategy, plans, and even their products and go-to-market strategy had to change.  Many had been in business for nearly a decade. For example, one company had a slow start during the first several years, they had achieved modest growth in revenue [...]

By |2021-05-08T13:46:39-05:00May 7th, 2021|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Building Companies That Last: A Community Perspective

  Unleashing a spirit of entrepreneurship can happen anywhere, but it doesn’t typically happen by accident.  It requires a specific environment where innovation, collaboration, cooperation, and regionally-based support systems are aligned to create the synergy that produces economic impact. A thriving and continually evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem requires integrated components, a commitment by community leadership and [...]

By |2021-05-06T14:55:54-05:00May 7th, 2021|Innovation, Leadership|

Checking Your Blind Spots

  Blind Spots. We all have them. Our business areas where we don’t have a clear idea of what is happening while we are leading the business.  You know the term well from driving. Blind spots are the road areas around our vehicle that cannot be seen while looking forward or through the rear-view or [...]

By |2021-04-08T13:20:23-05:00April 8th, 2021|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Putting the Cart before the Horse

  I’ve done it.  You’ve done it.  We’ve all done it. At some point in time, as we are growing our business, we have identified a roadblock that is hindering the growth of our business…or an opportunity for growth that we want to capture… and we take action! … we kick-off that IT infrastructure project [...]

By |2021-03-11T14:07:33-05:00March 8th, 2021|Leadership, Strategic Planning|

From the Board Room to the Zoom Room

  Today, if you’re not doing business virtually you’re going to have a tough time succeeding. Take IPO roadshows, for instance, where CEOs pitch investors prior to taking their companies public. This was always done in person with as many trappings such as impressive board room tables and precise presentation choreography. Not so today, it’s [...]

By |2021-03-08T12:18:34-05:00March 5th, 2021|Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

3 Reasons I Am Bullish About Businesses Doing Well This Year

  Everyone in our country and around the world are making changes to how they do business. Some market sectors have been more dramatically damaged, such as hospitality, restaurants, and travel. Firms in these segments are being hit the hardest because they demand more direct personal touches than cloud-based businesses. So you might be wondering why [...]

By |2021-02-01T15:19:38-05:00February 1st, 2021|Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Professional Services entrepreneurs :: A different kind of animal.

  You know what I mean. …You started it from scratch as an entrepreneur/owner. …You got those first clients and delivered your first services by leveraging your professional expertise/experience. …You hired/trained the team to implement your standard of service and care. …You lead and are involved in all aspects of your business – from big [...]

By |2021-01-15T15:56:52-05:00January 11th, 2021|Professional Services Sector|

Navigating Your Team’s Journey

There are five types of leadership styles that we often observe during client engagements:  VisionaryTeachingStrategicCaring Analytic In our experience, most leaders have a combination of one to three of these qualities, but most tend to have one dominant type, and the others are in support. For example, someone who is quite analytical might also be skilled [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:00:43-05:00November 9th, 2020|Culture, Leadership|
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