Category: Management Consulting

Category: Management Consulting

Metrics – Friend or Foe?


Budgets and metrics are two tools that can either be your friends or foes.  As the executive leader of your organization, you determine in which category they fall for  you…

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Business Lesson #1 Learned from the Cockpit


Being an executive leader requires learning lessons from not just personal experiences but also from other sources.  Sometimes life lessons are the most real!  Here is a business lesson learned…

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Word Du Jour – Strategy!


IT HAPPENED AGAIN TODAY! It is like fingers on a chalkboard to me.  As a business strategy consultant, I get frustrated and annoyed at the overuse of the word ‘strategy’…

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The Department of Labor vs. Your Company – Are You Ready to Rumble?


Ladies and Gentlemen!  Your attention, please!  Today’s bout is for the heavy weight title of America’s Successful Enterprise.  In the near corner, wearing red trunks, is the Department of Labor,…

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The Big Three


A big part of business strategy consulting is teaching the executive leadership about the planning process.  The three keystones to planning are creating a strategy, building a plan, and identifying…

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10 Questions to Ask a Potential Consultant


I was recently asked by a medical practice manager how Operational Strategies differs from other management consulting companies.  It was a fair question and one that I could easily answer,…

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Mediocrity vs. Excellence


Dictionary.com defines success as 1.”the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; and 2.”the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.”  As a business strategy consultant, I work…

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Creating the Future With Why


We do business strategy consulting.  But what keeps us going client after client is the why we do it.  As a group, we enjoy teaching executive leadership and their companies…

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Luis Urzua – An Example of Leadership


Like several million other folks, I watched the final miners being raised one-by-one from the Chilean mine after having been trapped there for over two months.  It was absolutely remarkable…

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Strategic is Identifying Options


Today I found myself using words with a friend that I usually reserve for clients:  “You have two choices–be intentional and deliberate or continue to play the victim.”  My friend…

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