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Overwhelmed business woman Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap? (10/11/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Problem Solving - If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on to work for a big advertising agency where she spent ten […]
blood pressure test Take a Blood Pressure Test for Your Business (9/27/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Structure - When was the last time you had your blood pressure tested? Taking your blood pressure is one of the first things most doctors do before treating you for just about anything. How much pressure your blood is under as it courses through your veins is a reliable indicator of your overall health; and it can […]
business value growth Why Bother Doing It the Hard Way? (9/12/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Planning, Prioritization, Vision - Whether you want to sell your business next year or a decade from now, you will have two basic options for an external sale: the financial or the strategic buyer. The Financial Buyer The financial buyer is buying the rights to your future profit stream, so the more profitable your business is expected to be, […]
Delegation owner manual Thinking Vs. Doing: The Owner’s Dilemma (8/31/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management - There’s a steady breeze from the northwest, which cools the warm Caribbean afternoon. Framed between a palm tree and the turquoise water, you notice a man reading. He appears to be working, which seems strange given his appearance: shaggy blonde hair, linen shirt, surf shorts and flip-flops. You squint and realize the man is Richard […]
make money on vacation Six Ways to Profit From Your Vacation (8/13/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Planning -   Summer is almost over, and many of us are getting in those last weeks of vacation before Fall. Although it may seem strange, now may be the perfect time to increase the value of your company. The most valuable businesses are the ones that can survive without their owner. A buyer will pay a […]
Startup Value How Three Moves Quadrupled the Value of this Business (7/26/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Planning, Problem Solving - Are you stuck trying to figure out how to create some recurring revenue for your business? You know those automatic sales will make your business more valuable and predictable, but the secret to transforming your company is to think less about what’s in it for you and more about coming up with a reason for […]
new ideas 5 Ways to Encourage New Ideas In Your Business (5/10/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Learning, Problem Solving, Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Vision - Leaders create positive change. You don’t always have to be the creator or innovator, but it’s important to recognize and support good ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you came up with them or not. The difference between your success and failure could be just one idea. Here are some ways to encourage new ideas in your workplace: Talk with your […]
stop sign How Executive Leaders Stop to Create Growth (3/8/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Change, Communication, Executive Leadership, Focus, Learning, Organizational Structure, Prioritization, Problem Solving, Time Management, Vision - As we embark toward achieving our vision, organizations sometimes continue to do things that either don’t work or don’t support the vision. When someone questions “why do we do that?” The answer is often “we’ve always done it this way.” Sometimes the person answering the question really doesn’t understand the purpose, which means they’re missing information. However, most often, the truth is that […]
reorganize 3 Tips to Reorganize Toward Your Vision (2/28/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Vision - When you change the vision, it’s important to ensure the structure of the organization supports the retooled vision. Reorganizing can improve integration, flexibility, and productivity in a powerful way. If you want to achieve significant change, some structural changes will likely be necessary. It’s difficult for people to do new things in their current role since they’re in the habit of doing things […]
calculated risk Yes, Growth Is Risky (2/20/2018) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Vision - Trying anything new is risky. But it’s new ideas that catapult organizations to higher levels of growth and success. People aren’t motivated to follow leaders who are satisfied with the status quo. Of course, your organization or its industry may typically be risk averse, and taking risks doesn’t mean you have to rebel against it. When you’re willing to take calculated risks, […]

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