Tag: business strategy consultant

Tag: business strategy consultant

Using the Strategy of Informal Leadership


  Do you have informal leaders in your organization?  Someone that can either pull a team together or tear it apart?  You probably already know who it is–the one employee who…

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Strategic Planning: A Process to Success


 Did you know that October is International Strategic Planning Month?  Not a widely celebrated event—I doubt even Hallmark has cards to mark this momentous occasion.  However, it is the time…

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Employing a Facilitator — Empowering Your Business


Hiring a facilitator – or consultant or strategist or planner – can be a daunting experience. First, you have to know what want to accomplish.  Do you believe your business is…

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Beam Me Up


“A meeting is where minutes are taken and hours are wasted”  (James Kirk)  And sometimes we really just want to say “beam me up Scotty”. Nearly every business has meetings.  And,…

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No Growth Plan


  No Growth Plan As a consultant, I meet with business owners in all stages of growth—from companies just starting to companies planning an exit strategy.  Nearly every one that I meet…

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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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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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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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Strategic Common Courtesy


Earlier this week while I was sitting in downtown Austin, I witnessed a bizarre and unfortunate accident.  The driver of an 18-wheeler, making a right turn, did not see the…

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Learn to Color Outside the Lines


When did you stop thinking like a child and turn into an adult?  When did you set aside wonder, play, imagination, and innocence to put on the drab attributes of…

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