Establish Company-Wide Behaviors That Instill Accountability

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Accountability. It’s an overused word and an underutilized behavior. It means, of course, “doing what you say you’ll do.” It’s also characterized by “owning up to a mistake, correcting it, and apologizing to anyone harmed by that…

The Right Approach to Setting Employee Goals and Objectives

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Ideally, goals and objectives within an organization should cascade from the top. Each person should be responsible for establishing their own goals and work objectives in ways that are relevant to their job and support one or more organizational…

Difficulty Diagnosing the Real Problems or Obstacles to Growth

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As we pass through various scenarios of COVID-19, uncertainty is the name of the game. With this kind of uncertainty, things get overlooked. CEOs often ignore issues that don’t align with their beliefs or shut down conversations that feel…

The Three Speeds of Growth

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When I speak to business owners about the 7 Stages of Growth model, sometimes they’ll say that they are not in fast-growth mode. Growth can take on many forms, and ultimately, the CEO defines what growth means for their company.  You may…

Cracking the Code to Your Company’s Growth

Very few business professionals talk about challenges that a company of 500 employees or less faces during growth. Almost no one talks about how to overcome the risks. But there is a formula for success.  James Fischer researched 650 successfully…