Business Assessment: Don’t Forget the Corner Office!

I have performed a number of business assessments where the owner or senior leader requests an outside viewpoint on how things are working within the company. While there is definitely a lot to examine, analyze, and report recommendations for improvement, the area that is normally off limits is the role and influence of the corner […]

Millennials are Your Future??

As the Boomer generation (ages 51-69, born between 1946 and 1954) crosses the retirement threshold, organizations are turning to the next class – Generation X (ages 35-50, born between 1970 and 1985) – to move in and up to take their place. As this process continues, openings are created at the entry level of the […]

Are You Managing Your “Lines” of Business?

A common problem in small to medium size businesses is realizing that the business is really two or more lines of business. This condition is exacerbated by the tendency to view financial reports as a necessary evil in order to meet tax obligations and not as a tool to manage the business. As a result, […]

Do You Inspire Others?

An important element in leadership is the ability to inspire others. Inspiring others should not be confused with motivation where someone is providing a motive for action. Inspiring others stimulates or arouses the mind, feelings toward a special activity or creativity. In other words, stimulating a special activity or creativity can cause an individual to […]

Leadership in Chaos

True leadership emerges when unusual or extreme circumstances occur. Ordinary decisions become risky with outcomes threatening long term impact to the company. Delay or deliberation may result in the loss of opportunity to solve a crisis before it rushes out of control, creating organizational confusion and affecting the long term impact on company reputation. The topic […]