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 […]
Driving the day-to-day of a business is important and necessary, but doesn’t often provide the mental space conducive to the thinking required to break out of the status quo. If you are serious about taking your business to new levels of success in the coming year, carving out time for a powerful planning meeting can set the foundation for meaningful business […]
As responsible people doing our best to satisfy competing demands, we tolerate, and maybe even thrive a bit on figuring out how to squeeze in more and more. Although we may talk about our desire to simplify, we often fall far short of our longing. How do some people go from more to less with […]
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 […]
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw It is not uncommon for a communication gap in a business environment to go on for a long time without being addressed. People are often reluctant to face a communication problem head-on, and often may not even […]
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.
The status quo is no longer enough. Your company has grown incrementally, but you are ready to take it to a totally new level. The challenge is how? The most powerful way to move forward can sometimes be to take a step back. Stop and ask the most basic question- why are we in business? Even better, ask your best customers why […]