If you are ready to make some changes in your work or your life the following questions are a great starting point. Set aside some time for yourself without distractions- sit under a tree outside, or in a coffee shop or in a comfortable chair with a pad… Look at yourself Are you satisfied with […]
For many entrepreneurs who have grown a business from infancy to a successful enterprise, just the thought of talking about succession can cause stress. There is a myriad of reasons for the reaction- the fear of not being able to find or develop a strong enough successor, worry about how to transition client relationships, the personal financial impact, legal issues, and figuring […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
It is getting harder and harder to carry the monkey on your own. The world is more complex and specialized. Finding other people to partner and conspire with not only is often more fun, but your ideas will be be better thought out and your strength will grow exponentially.