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What We Have Here is a Failure to Execute

It’s a new year. You and your team have just taken a fresh look at your strategic direction and established specific goals for this year. The strategy is clear; the goals are lofty. Here’s where it gets tricky and where many leaders fail to bring their strategy to life. As 2016 approaches, let’s take a … Continue reading What We Have Here is a Failure to Execute

Formulate Your Rx for Success

Organizational health is the single biggest contributor of an organization’s success. When we clearly define our organization’s vision and values, we set in motion a method for success. Success happens when team members share the company’s values, and sit in clearly defined roles with a high level of accountability to meet commitments. When we aren’t … Continue reading Formulate Your Rx for Success

How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!

Many companies offer services similar to yours, so why have you gained your success? What gives you a competitive edge? What makes your company different? The crux of creating an effective business strategy lies in knowing and defining your differentiators. Differentiators enable you to build a compelling case to your prospective customers. To be effective, … Continue reading How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!

Four Reasons Business Consulting Firms Say Managers Have To Delegate In Order To Succeed

Small business owners are particularly apt to have trouble delegating tasks to their employees, primarily because they are so closely attached to the success or failure of their business. Many small business consulting firms have worked with owner/managers who admitted that they just couldn’t let go of the reins of their company because they didn’t … Continue reading Four Reasons Business Consulting Firms Say Managers Have To Delegate In Order To Succeed

Effective Meeting Management: What A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach You

One thing most small to medium sized businesses have in common is a perception that attending meetings can be a huge waste of time which could be better spent elsewhere. According to small business consulting experts, however, if you structure your meetings properly and stick to some basic guidelines, you’ll discover that your productiveness during … Continue reading Effective Meeting Management: What A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach You

Small Business Consulting Tips For Managing Toxic Rainmakers

Nearly every company has one – the rainmaker who can close any deal, rack up impressive sales and charm every client. In some cases, however, that rainmaker has an abrasive personality when he or she is dealing with fellow employees. This can include denigrating other’s work, snapping at coworkers or simply being intolerably arrogant, passive-aggressive … Continue reading Small Business Consulting Tips For Managing Toxic Rainmakers