To operate in today’s business environment, it is necessary to establish a comfort level with risk, to support a culture of innovation, and to encourage ongoing learning. To increase the value of your business, launch new products, or improve operating efficiencies, an advantage lies in your ability to unleash creativity. Unfortunately the importance of ongoing learning and […]
Success appears to come so naturally for some while others struggle. What differentiates those who succeed from those who don’t? One of the biggest challenges to success is our ability to tackle change.
Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: Five. WHY? Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DECIDING AND DOING You have done it. You have a plan. You’ve outlined priorities; you know what has […]
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 […]
Change happens outside of our control on a regular basis. Sometimes it is predicable, sometimes not. What was once effective, no longer works. Instead of waiting for outside forces to create havoc with your business, it is time to starting thinking about what would make it stronger.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” William A. Foster While you may associate the word ‘quality’ with large corporate reengineering efforts, if you are running a business, you can’t ignore the importance of […]
When you are motivated it can be exhilarating to dream, talk or write about a vision for the future. So why are so many good ideas abandoned along the way? Whether you are masterminding an organizational change initiative, steering your business in a new direction, or planning a career transition, the distinction between success and […]