STRATEGY

New Big Thinking on Your Company’s Growth

Growth! We all want it. But what does it take to achieve sustainable growth today? From my experience with clients, one of the biggest barriers to growth is the lack of an effective growth strategy. I know, I know – many business leaders role their eyeballs when they hear the word “strategy.” But your development…

LEADERSHIP

Turning a Setback into Success

We all love a “come back story!”  We want to hear and understand how the odds were turned and adversity overcome.  Todd Palmer is a true entrepreneur and a trusted coaching colleague of mine.  Todd has a super story of the ultimate comeback. He is the founder and president of Troy-based Diversified Industrial Staffing. His…

INNOVATION | LEADERSHIP | PEOPLE

The Best Companies To Work For

Fortune’s annual list for 2016 is here. The major themes that emerge from the winners this year are: fairness (in pay), recognition, and gender equality. Google (Alphabet) is #1. Acuity Insurance, The Boston Consulting Group, Wegmans Food Markets, and Quicken Loans round out the top five. Fortune compared the results from this year’s Great Place…

LEADERSHIP | PEOPLE

How Do I Know I Have the Right People?

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 adamantly “who first!” Great companies have the right people in their organization before they focus on the “what, where and how” of growth. But how do we…

EXECUTION | LEADERSHIP

Twelve Questions To Greatness

Jim Collins has authored several books that have become required reading in a business library – including Built to Last, Good to Great, and Great by Choice.  He gets a lot of fan mail with the question on how best to engage and learn from his books.  Collins has developed a “sequence of Twelve Questions…