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Top 10 Trends You Should Be Thinking About in 2019

Your future matters. The building blocks of your success– people, products, partnerships, brands, operations, capabilities, culture, customers – must work together in concert as part of a strategy to define your future. Future and strategy Your future and strategy are linked at the hip! My mantra

X-Factor? What is that?

Why do some companies excel and others do not? What makes some companies successful while other struggle? We are all looking for competitive advantage. Companies that have found it usually have identified their X-Factor. X-Factor? Your X-Factor comes from creative innovation and dynamic

Do You Make These Leadership Blunders?

“Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing – and avoiding – the wrong ones is too.” This quote from Jack Welch really made an impact on me. We often focus more on

The Power of Your One-Phrase Strategy

If you can’t state your strategy in a sentence, you don’t have one! Many companies think they have a strategy, but usually what they have done is focus on steps, goals, and objectives or issues owners and leadership teams often think about. To have an effective sustainable strategy, let’s be clear


Many of my readers, clients, colleagues and referral partners have expressed a desire to "cut through" the BS and focus on pragmatic solutions and tools for growing businesses. So that we can serve you better, I’ve created a quick 6-question anonymous survey that I would appreciate if you could

2019 – The Year of the Agile Organization

Let’s take out our crystal ball and delve deep into its center for 2019 top business trends that you can leverage to drive your business success. I always keep an eye out for different perspectives and points of view that can help my clients achieve. Looking at trends is an offensive move. You

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