PEOPLE

Are You Following Packard’s Law?

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 strategy cannot compensate for having the…

STRATEGY

Six Common Signs of a Winning Strategy

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…

STRATEGY

10 Small Business Trends for 2020

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 competition so you can make…

STRATEGY

Six Common Strategy Traps

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 Advantage) states that…

STRATEGY

What X Factor Drives Your Economic Engine?

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…