Monthly: August 2010

Monthly: August 2010

The Power of Personal Development


It is the time of year when executive leaders begin planning for the next year’s business and corporate growth.  Sometimes we do this through retreats, leadership workshops, or team building…

Read more

Due Diligence


As a business strategy consultant, I have seen many organizations violate the trust of their employees by not having documented procedures.  It isn’t enough to tell someone your expectations.  You…

Read more

Communication is a Strategy


I have never understood the phenomena of executive leadership that do not listen to their employees.  Frequently, I go to a client’s site to perform an operations assessment and discover…

Read more

Tips for a Requirements Analysis (Part II)


This is part two of Tips for a Requirement Analysis.  In this article, I am addressing the people component of your system implementation.  Remember, these tips can be used for…

Read more

Tips for a Requirements Analysis (Part I)


As a business strategy consultant, I have seen many organizations spend lots of money and time choosing information management systems but very little time proactively identifying the long term impact…

Read more

Confessions of a Multitasker


I confess – I am a multitasker.  I have read many articles about the research of multitasking and yet I continue to do it.  Truth to be told – I…

Read more

Executive Leadership Means Making Tough Decisions


One of the hardest things for hospital personnel to deal with is a disaster that affects the whole town.  Often I still have flashbacks to a time when there was…

Read more

The Story of an Organization and Their Struggle to Achieve Operational Efficiency


Last fall, I arrived at a client hospital site and felt as though I had fallen into the land of Winnie the Pooh.  The manager of the department seemed to…

Read more

Protect Your Organization


Several years ago I received a phone call from an executive leader who was desperately seeking answers after he discovered his partner had embezzled thousands of dollars from his company. …

Read more

Effective Leadership Requires Planning


Recently I saw a tee-shirt on a man who was jogging down the street all by himself.  The front of the shirt was printed with the phrase, “I must hurry…

Read more