Makarios Consulting Blog

Happy (Disruptive) New Year!

In the normal course of business, you need to respond to changes in technology, the marketplace, the economy, and more. But 2020 was not a normal year … and 2021 is not going to be normal, either. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of change has been dramatically accelerated – and your response to … Continue reading Happy (Disruptive) New Year!

Revitalize Your Vision for 2021

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it is a perfect time for a refresher on company vision: how to establish it, how to get people to align around it, and how to execute it. Establishing a Vision Establishing a vision for your business is the first step in developing a solid … Continue reading Revitalize Your Vision for 2021

Letting Go of Legacy Tasks

“Imagine that you have delegated literally everything you are responsible for. You’ve given it all to other people in the organization and have a blank slate before you. You now have the opportunity to take back or add one specific responsibility – this is where you will concentrate your time and effort. You want to … Continue reading Letting Go of Legacy Tasks

Performance Management During COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended the way we do business. A remote workforce, virtual meetings, video conferencing, and the like are the new normal. If you are a leader used to managing your people in person, you might find yourself at loose ends asking, “How do I manage people I am not physically with? How do I … Continue reading Performance Management During COVID-19

Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

You and your leadership team are facing a decision, so you gather a wealth of data – and then you gather some more. You have thoughtful and intelligent conversations about the issue in meeting after meeting. You analyze it from every angle, with each member of the team contributing the benefit of their experience, their … Continue reading Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader

John C. Maxwell, the prominent leadership speaker and author, said famously, “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” Today, we want to shine the spotlight on one place in business where this truth can result in severe losses: namely, when a “benevolent dictator” talks about becoming … Continue reading Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader