Sep 16 2020

  A NEW APPROACH TO BUDGET SEASON We don’t need to suffer yet another loss. UNDER A NORMAL YEAR, the fall budget season is never pleasant.  Each department-head has to justify their expenses or be told how much to cut.  This year, most companies saw their 2020 budget blown apart by having to shut down some or […]

Aug 05 2020

  OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND Look for the friction.  WHEN THERE IS FEAR in the economy most play it safe and hope for better days.  When the stock market goes down many of us sell. When the housing market is weak, we postpone buying a new home.  When pandemics bring uncertainty, we stop investing in marketing and training.  But as […]

Jul 20 2020

    HOW TO IMPLEMENT YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN The myths, the truths and the processes. CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve just finished that two-day offsite (or zoom) session to develop your strategic plan and do some executive team development. You’ve done an excellent job of getting all the stakeholders involved in defining your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and […]

May 26 2020

    HOW TO PLAN IN A TURBULENT WORLD The key is applying master disciplines NEXT-GENERATION companies recognize that the planning process of developing their mission statements can be as important as the final product. First, they are aware of 5 common challenges; adjusting to the changed economic environment, maintaining worker productivity, keeping profit margins, adjusting […]

Feb 21 2018

A great mission statement, developed and implemented the right way, engages employees, defines priorities and guides daily work.  However, most people equate mission statement development with getting a root canal.  Mission statements fail for five reasons:  1.  Leaders develop them without involving those who implement them.  2. They choke off growth because they focused on […]