Without clients there is no business. But too many businesses add as many clients as they can, as quickly as they can, before they build the right framework. If one of your business goals is sustainability, building the right infrastructure (see the post Behind the Scenes- What is Really Going On) and focusing on strategies designed to develop loyal clients will result in a stronger outcome. […]
The act of setting goals is important for business growth. And there is no shortage of goals being set. But way too many goals and initiatives end up far short of success. One of the key differentiators of those initiatives that succeed from those that fail is organizational alignment. Organizational alignment requires agreement between interdependent […]
While strategic planning offers up the opportunity to generate new ideas, confirm or refocus direction, and gain momentum, the road from here to an agreed upon set of strategies usually involves tough decisions. At the heart of our strategic expeditions, divergent needs and competing demands are encountered. The biggest challenge is that even with extensive preparation, research, data and […]
2015. New start. Fresh thinking. Higher goals. Before you go flying, or tentatively stepping, up a shaky ladder aspiring to new heights, make sure you have checked the legs. Without a stable foundation there is a good chance you are going to come tumbling down.
If you are not getting the results you want, or making a difference in the way you dreamed was possible, you are well aware that something has to change. Knowing and doing can feel miles apart. Are you trapped in the status quo? For the same reasons that pilots use maps when they fly cross-country and […]
In business you can’t rest on your laurels; there are no guarantees. Ethical standards and staying on one’s toes are a basic requirement to sustaining a competitive advantage for large and small companies alike.
What technology should we invest in this year? Which product or services should we be looking to enhance? What initiatives are a better use of our time and money? How do we prioritize? Making important decisions about how best to spend money and time can be stressful and confusing.
The ability to innovate, keep learning and motivate will drive your business to new levels of success. What is going on in your business today? Think about the following questions and see where the biggest areas of opportunity are in your organization. LEADERSHIP Are you assertively responding to new opportunities? Is all that needs to get done […]
If you have been in business long enough you have faced an ever changing external environment (competitors, products, services, technologies, pricing structures, etc.). While it is likely you have gotten better at measuring and improving your bottom line, it is extraordinarily more difficult to get ahead of the curve to develop long-term strategies designed for sustainability.
Too many business leaders are mired in the problem of the day rather than stepping up to secure the future of their business. If business sustainability is important to you- it is time to get out of the weeds, climb to the top of the nearest hill and look down at the big picture.