Tag: operational assessment

Tag: operational assessment

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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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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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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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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Ten Tips to Increase Revenue for Your Business


In recent weeks,  I have been reminded that medical practice management is not so different from businesses in other industries.  For example, those of us with a history of healthcare…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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Balance is a Strategy


During a recent business development meeting, my colleagues and I were discussing the reading habits of successful people.  This particular conversation was sparked by one of the members sharing his…

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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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