EXECUTION INSIGHTS

Does your business have personality?

12/06/2017 Add Comment

“It’s not you, it’s me.” This break up line is often true when it comes to business relationships. It’s human nature to blame the other party. But the truth is, many companies aren’t doing a good job of looking in the mirror and evaluating what they see. Business personality, or often a lack thereof, is ...

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Leading Indicators

16/07/2013 1 Comments

Numbers drive the world of business: Revenue, profitability, production efficiency, production output, lost-time due to accidents, and a variety of other measures are commonplace. And leaders would be at a severe disadvantage without timely and accurate figures relating to all aspects of their business. Numeric literacy is a must! However, in my experience few of ...

Is Your Business Focused

16/07/2013 Add Comment

In the great 1991 movie City Slickers, Jack Palance plays Curly Washburn, the weathered and wise old cowboy trying to teach the folks from the city how to drive cattle across the American west.  In one of the more memorable scenes, Curly asks the main character Mitch Robbins, played by Billy Crystal, if he’d like ...

What Businesses Can Learn from Nonprofits

15/07/2013 Add Comment

I have been blessed over the past several years to have had the opportunity to work as a volunteer and director with two nonprofit societies. I have watched them evolve from a group of individuals with an idea to well-functioning, mature, and highly successful organizations. And I am continuously amazed by how much passion, energy, ...

Strategy to Execution

16/07/2013 Add Comment

It’s a common pattern: a firm’s leadership or executive team holes up for one or two full days of high-intensity strategic planning at the start of the year, resulting in a set of strategic intentions or priorities to move the company forward. The business strategy and initiatives are top of mind immediately following this event, ...

Getting Creative

16/07/2013 Add Comment

If you are a business leader, you know the importance of innovation and creativity.  With the right spark your firm can leap ahead of the completion, grab “first mover advantage” or even redefine your industry.  At the same time, if your company is not the innovator, you could be on the losing end and left ...

The Three Ingredients for Growth

15/07/2013 Add Comment

A friend of mine recently pointed me to the State of the Business Owner research project.  This project is undertaken each year and surveys hundreds of small business owners to collect their opinions and to capture data about what is working and what is not. The results from the most recent report clearly identified that ...

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