Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth
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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…

Leadership Dilemma – Do You Want This Done Fast Or Right?
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Leadership Dilemma – Do You Want This Done Fast Or Right?

“Do you want this done fast or right?” How often do you get this question from your leadership team and staff? And how often do you answer: “Yes!” In other words, you don’t want to compromise on either aspect – making mistakes is not an option, yet neither is slowing down. Speed Versus Slow and…

Surviving The Great Resignation
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Surviving The Great Resignation

As we enter the third year of COVID-19, our working lives continue to change and transform. One word that describes our world today is resilience in coping with the “great resignation.” The key to survival in our organizations is to adapt. Whether your leadership has been moving toward a more independent working situation or have…

12 Rules for Family Business Failure

12 Rules for Family Business Failure

Did you know that 80% of the businesses in the United States are family-owned? And did you know family businesses contribute 64%% of the gross domestic product to the US economy, generate 62% of our country’s employment, and account for 78% of new job creation? Yet only 3% of family businesses make it to the…

The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2021
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The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2021

Many businesses and leadership teams embraced 2021 with optimism, hoping that we would be gaining control over COVID-19. Of course the pandemic would end soon, right? Alas, this was not to be. Still, companies took steps toward normalcy, some returning to offices, some forging new paths in hybrid and remote work models. Many workers decided…

Leadership Lessons from the Business Trenches of 2021

Leadership Lessons from the Business Trenches of 2021

As we move towards the last quarter of 2021, let’s pause and reflect!  What are the most important leadership lessons that you and your leadership team have gleaned from the trenches this year? This is my favorite question with my clients as we complete our 4th Quarter planning. Their responses and experiences have been a…