Archives for 2013

Management Dashboard: Is it of Value?

A management dashboard informs executive management on the state of the business and, when necessary, report alerts on key production, sales, quality, revenue or profit performance so that timely and accurate decisions can be made in running the business.  This type of management tool is fundamental to the running of any high performing business. Surprisingly, […]

Do You Value Process Engineering?

I am a strong believer in business owners and senior leadership teams taking the time to understand, at a detail level, the workflow and processes of the business that they own or run. My foundation for this belief is based on my years as a senior manager and business owner. I have invested in detail […]

The Necessity of Process Management

Summary: Many in business feel that process is to be avoided. Process means that your work is slow, bureaucratic, and non-adaptive. Creative areas like marketing believe that what they do cannot be reduced to a process. Process: A series of steps by which something gets done to accomplish a goal. Processes can be slow, rigid […]

Five Steps to Improve Business Acumen

Business acumen is defined as: “keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.” Unfortunately improving business acumen is not a pursuit of many business owners and leaders.  Fortunately business acumen is not a gift at birth and can be learned […]

The Crucial Skill for Tomorrow’s Leaders

What is the single most important skill that leaders of the future will need?   Dr. Angel Cabrera, President, Thunderbird School of Management Future leaders need the trust of their followers. There is not a leader without followers. Any follower takes a leap of faith trusting the judgment of the leader. Trust is hard to […]