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|

The Challenge of Driving Growth

Driving business growth is an important issue that is top of mind for all business leaders, regardless of the type of business you’re leading.  It’s one of the few goals that both for-profit and nonprofit organizations share. While this issue is top of mind for many due to the shifts that have occurred because of [...]

By |2020-09-15T11:14:06-05:00September 15th, 2020|Leadership, Sales Planning, Strategic Planning|

The Next New

Most executives think of decision making as a singular event that occurs at a particular point in time. Many call this a pivot or transition. Months into the global pandemic has taught us one large lesson: the world is forever changed and it's not going back to where it once was. When it comes to [...]

By |2020-08-07T16:07:00-05:00August 7th, 2020|Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

Navigating in the New Workplace

Today, companies all have something in common when thinking about how they will meet the new challenges that have been thrust upon them by COVID-19 lockdowns. Leaders and employees are trying to figure out the best ways to stay safe and, stay productive.  Peter Drucker once said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Drucker [...]

By |2020-06-30T06:00:00-05:00June 30th, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

Are You Willing to Let Go of What’s Wrong to Make Room for What’s Right?

We’re often more comfortable with what we know than what we don’t know. And therein lies the problem.   It’s the adage in play, “The devil you know versus the devil you don’t know.” This plagues leaders’ thinking who have tremendous difficulty letting go of business practices or directions, which often struggle to embrace new ideas [...]

By |2020-05-04T06:00:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning|

New Problems? New Solutions: Making Organizational Leadership More Effective

Most companies' leadership development performance suffers from an inability to motivate team members; uninspiring concepts that are expected to be implemented; ineffective rigid organizational structures; Start/Stop/Continue decisions made by very few executives in the absence of those that are commissioned to carry them out; and too many minor projects in the pipeline. The result is [...]

By |2020-04-30T06:00:00-05:00April 30th, 2020|Leadership, Strategic Planning|
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