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 […]
We all have work relationships that aren’t ideal. Sometimes we even try really hard to bridge those gaps. Often though, we work side-by-side with less than optimal communication for too long. How would you rate the dynamics on your team? Do you and your business partners see eye-to-eye or do they look the other way when […]
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.
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 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.
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 […]
Many people aspire to becoming better leaders in their work, their community and in their own lives. No matter where you stand in terms of your leadership abilities there is room for all of us to keep growing. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy This article focuses in on two of […]