PEOPLE. Of all the components of business, people continues to reign as the number one decision for success and growth. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, states "The best executives have always focused first on getting people who share their values and standards. They understood that vision and
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As we move into 2020 you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the upcoming year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not. In December I wrote about Six Common Strategy Traps. Now I want to discuss the opposite focus - signs of a winning
I firmly believe that the true scarcity in business today isn’t knowledge or different growth options or even good intention – it’s CLARITY. And clarity on trends that can help your business is imperative. Lots of businesses conduct competitor research. This is a defensive move — you look at your
As we move into 2020 you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the upcoming year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not. Strategy is all about the competitive advantage you are able to sustain over time. Patrick Lencioni (author of The
Is your company on track to be as valuable as you want it to be? Is it growing? Is it maximizing profits? If you have difficulty with your answer, you are not alone. Now is the time to ask yourself the ultimate question to achieve change and focus in your business. What drives your economic engine
Microsoft recently experimented with a 4-day workweek in Japan. This CNN report details the results: "While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year." In addition they