What is Your Leadership Team’s Confidence/Caution Ratio?

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There’s a business management principle called the Builder/Protector Ratio that measures the extent to which a company operates with confidence vs. caution. It’s an important analytical tool that allows a leadership team to assess the company’s…

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…

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…

20 Success Secrets From Robert Middleton

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Even if you are an expert, there are always new things to learn and new heights to reach. Robert Middleton shared 20 great ideas that have helped him move forward in business and life. Feel like you could do more, but don’t know how? Perhaps…

Improve Your Decision-Making Process and Increase Your Bottom Line

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Did you know that 91% of business leaders are confident in their ability to make good decisions, but 60% of those decisions fail? Use these four proven rules to clear thinking, effective problem solving, and powerful decision making. 1. Inquire…

Quit Trying to Manage Change—Why Great Strategies Fail

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Companies often react to the changing environment without testing assumptions and identifying key initiatives, inclusive of all players accountable in navigating through the change. They fail to look at the business as a whole and what’s critical…

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…