This Is A Time To Lead!

This Is A Time To Lead!

COVID Delta Variant, our economy and inflation, and unsettling world events.  Uncharted territory – YES.  But these are NOT unprecedented times from a business perspective. Think of other events that forced businesses to change or die: the Internet, Video Streaming, Starbucks, and Uber.  In these cases companies had to change their business model to thrive….

How Can I Find Employees Today?
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How Can I Find Employees Today?

Millions are unemployed. Why can’t companies find workers? All business segments have been affected – from hospitality, to retail, logistics, business-to-business, transportation, and the list of industries goes on.  Businesses large and small are finding recruiting an increasingly difficult undertaking in today’s environment. “The NFIB reports that 46% of small business owners have job openings…

Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?
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Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?

Have you and your leadership team debated this issue recently? Especially as our recovery is still underway-and so many charges are occurring in consumer behavior and COVID responses. This is on the mind of my clients. So consider this: Would you rather have great execution than superior strategy in your company? I have heard many…

Can You Live by the Jeff Bezos 70 Percent Rule?

Can You Live by the Jeff Bezos 70 Percent Rule?

I recently wrote a post on decision making. It focused on what is the one thing that every growth company must do to sustain a competitive edge in today’s recovering economy. The answer? Make great decisions.  And if you are a follower of the Carter Reports, you know I always look for alternative points of view – different perspectives. …

Play to Win: Avoid these Strategy Traps

Play to Win: Avoid these Strategy Traps

We are well into the second Quarter of 2021!  Is your current strategy (from your annual planning session) working as planned?  If not, you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the rest of this COVID recovery year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not….

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

What is the one thing that every growth company must do to sustain a competitive edge in today’s recovering economy? The answer? Make great decisions. Simply stated, your success as a leader equals the sum total of all the decisions you make. As Jim Collins states “it’s the combination of thousands of decisions that lead…