Tag: management consultant

Tag: management consultant

Color Outside the Lines


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…

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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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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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Are You Choosing To Have an Inefficient Organization?


It is not uncommon for a management consultant to identify inefficiencies during a client’s operations assessment.  However, lately I have met with several companies that have identified their own inefficiencies…

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Intention Deficit Disorder


As a business strategy consultant, I am paid to think.  I offer my clients an objective viewpoint of their business and help them think differently about their company. I help…

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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…

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Dogs Are Cute, But Not Great Leaders


I have two dogs—Brownie and Linus. Brownie is a three year old dachshund and Linus is a two year old Chiweenie.  They are good friends, but make no mistake—they plot…

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7 Question Check Up For Your Business Strategy


I was listening to a news broadcast this morning about the importance of getting an annual physical exam.  The doctor discussed the need to check the routine stuff, adult vaccinations,…

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Strategy for Business: Are you Effective or Efficient?


It’s common for us to hear today that management consultants, advertisers, and marketing people describe their services or products as ‘effective.’  But if you are in business, can you really…

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Vendor Management


Pre-Implementation Vendor management is a demanding part of the entire business software implementation planning process and should be delegated to someone within the organization who understands the overall plan. This person…

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