Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?
EXECUTION | STRATEGY

Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?

Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we believe your company…

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently
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15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently

Productivity. How to do more with less. Timeless topics. Back by popular demand – here is a reissue of one of my most viewed articles. Which one or two things will you adopt for 2021? This is a great read! Kevin Kruse, a NY Times author and entrepreneur, conducted an interview with ultra-productive people including…

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business
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Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business

Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment?  Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. A great board of advisors can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights, helping you develop new perspectives toward…

Was Email a Mistake? A Case for the Daily Huddle!
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Was Email a Mistake? A Case for the Daily Huddle!

This recent New Yorker article by past Gazelles Summit keynoter Cal Newport maps out the history of asynchronous communication beginning with the “tubes” at CIA headquarters. An interaction is synchronous when all team members participate at the same time; asynchronous communication doesn’t require anyone to be present when a message is sent. A message can…

12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth
BUSINESS MODEL | EXECUTION | INNOVATION | LEADERSHIP | STRATEGY

12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

Do Less, Then Obsess! New Perspective on Performance
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Do Less, Then Obsess! New Perspective on Performance

We have all heard the cliché – Work smarter not harder. What does that really mean? I don’t think anyone wants to work “dumber.” Are you working long hours and others go home on time or early? Are some people more productive than you? Are we falling into the trap of equating volumes of activity…