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Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

BP, Tiger Woods, Chilean miners and Goldman Sachs have something in common—they’ve endured a crisis that made headlines. While your company may not be in the spotlight, it’s never too small to face a crisis that can affect your business results, your customer relationships and the effectiveness of your team. Whether you are facing an … Continue reading Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision

Ogilvy & Mather recently announced the vision for its software company SAP, demonstrating that a vision is vital to the lasting power of an organization. The secret to the greatest company visions ever dreamed are the business consulting firms that assisted in their development and implementation. Why a Vision Matters Having a clear company vision … Continue reading How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision

Slow down — Business Consulting Firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

A bad business decision can go a long way toward alienating allies and making enemies. In recent news, Argentina’s seemingly hasty decision to attempt to reclaim the energy company YPF has tarnished its image as a business-friendly country. Good, effective decisions are logical, creative and defendable. Business consulting firms can help you slow down your decision-making … Continue reading Slow down — Business Consulting Firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

Business Consulting Firms

Business consulting firms work with every type of company, ranging from local mom-and-pop operations to multinational corporations. Firms of this type can help evaluate the overall business model or focus on one particular aspect of the operation, providing practical feedback and a plan of action that leads to improvement and growth for the business. Enhance … Continue reading Business Consulting Firms

What’s Your Railgun?

Businesses can be so wedded to old ideas that they ignore transformative innovations. “Not Invented Here” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” are just two of the excuses given to avoid shaking things up. If it takes a bomb to light a fire under your management team, maybe it’s time to roll out … Continue reading What’s Your Railgun?

Keeping Strategy Off Culture’s Menu

I recently finished reading Paul Ingrassia’s Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster and was struck by this passage: In late January [2006], [CEO] Bill Ford announced a corporate overhaul called “The Way Forward,” under which Ford would close factories and shed tens of thousands of employees, both salaried and hourly. … Continue reading Keeping Strategy Off Culture’s Menu