Describe and Define Critical Processes

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Anything that needs to be done more than once can be captured and turned into a process. Entrepreneurs tend to ignore the value of processes. There are lots of reasons for this (and none of them are good) but that’s a story for another day.…

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…

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…

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

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A former colleague of mine, Joe Clark, introduced me to the concept of the “Slipping Clutch Syndrome”. The analogy is so powerful, it begs repeating. Have you ever begun a new strategy within your organization only for the initiative…

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…

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…

Close the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

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In their book, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done”, authors Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan state that execution is the biggest unaddressed issue in business today. They assert that its absence is the single biggest obstacle…