Making The Most of a Recession

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There’s no sugarcoating it. We’re suddenly in a recession triggered by a plunge in consumer spending due to voluntary and mandatory quarantines to limit the worldwide spread of COVID-19. The impact has spread across nearly all business sectors.  How…

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…

Searching for Truth Within Your Business: 10 Perspectives Worth Considering

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One thing separates high performing enterprises from those that are still aspiring to reach and maximize their goals. You may think it’s an innovative way to apply resources or to leverage a company's unique competitive advantage, or a capacity…

Intentionally Navigating Your Company’s Stages of Growth

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Suppose Jerry, the CEO of a successful 100-employee manufacturing firm, woke up one morning to a gut-wrenching realization. If something didn’t change soon, his company, which seemed to be charging ahead at 120 miles per hour, would hit the…

Chaotic Periods Destabilize the Company

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The Challenge Defined Before you read any further, pull a piece of paper and identify whether these traits apply to you: Being a good, continuous learner. Being able to focus outward. Being comfortable with chaos. Being ready…

10 Smart Moves a CEO Can Make to Stay Profitable

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Anyone can run a company during good times. When profits are up, it's easy to get comfortable and overlook some of the deeper issues lying beneath the surface. These ten proven concepts will help you maintain a dynamic, thriving environment…