Death by Meeting (How High Functioning Teams Rise Above it)

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The title of this article is from Patrick Lencioni’s book “Death by Meeting”.   It is centered on one of the most painful problems of business: bad meetings. While it’s true that much of the time spent in meetings is wasted, the solution…

Slipping Clutch Syndrome – When “I Think I Can” Is Just Not Enough

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As a certified Prana Business partner for their Line of Sight strategy execution program, one of my favorite concepts introduced to me over the years is the "slipping clutch syndrome." Have you ever begun a new strategy within your organization…

Holistic Leadership

Teams are a vehicle for getting something done.  The term "teamwork" is tossed about, but you can’t fully appreciate its meaning until something is accomplished. In my experience, when a group of people identify with a shared direction,…

Is Your Business in a Transition Zone? Don’t be Caught Unaware!

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Growth is the outcome of any successful enterprise. While growth is traditionally sought after, growing pains can cause make or break points in many small companies. The chaos that ensues during a period of growth is not something a business…

Organizational Complexity & Its Strategic Role in Your Business

Often when hiring a new employee or adding another team member, the individual conducting the screening process is solely focused on the skill set and assets the candidate brings to the position. Can they accomplish the tasks efficiently? How…

Do You Think Your Current Business Model Is Effective?

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Smart businesses understand the importance of developing and maintaining a business model for their company. A business model is a map to follow when it comes to generating revenue and making profits. It’s an essential aspect of running an…

Leadership Style And How It Affects Your Business

A company generally has a handful of people in a leadership role. As all individuals are different, these leaders incorporate different styles when it comes to managing their work, directing their team members and overall performance. Leadership…

Big Data for Big Goals

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There seems to be a lot of buzz in the news about CEOs not harnessing the power of big data. In a global survey of 362 executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, data driven organizations appear to function differently. It starts…

The 3 Gates of Growth

Growing pains occur in every business and at every level of growth. Often multiple issues will arise simultaneously as organizations navigate the various growth curves. How can leaders effectively prioritize focus and create resolution in a…

Business Builder Versus Protector: How Do You Maintain Balance

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The swaying tide between building a business and protecting a business is ever changing. Economic conditions, growth and evolving management teams can often shift the complexity and psyche of an organization.  As the leader navigates the changes…