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Pandemic-Proof Your Funding Pitch Deck

Demonstrating to investors that your business model is sustainable, especially in times of uncertainty or jarring disruption, like we’re facing now with the Coronavirus pandemic, can give you the edge you need to get funded. In my previous article, “Now’s the Time to Get Your Business Funded: Coronavirus Edition,” I highlighted the fact that savvy investors are still looking for great investment opportunities. Those great opportunities include investing in both the idea and the one with whom the idea originated. [...]

By |2020-04-28T16:58:36+00:00April 28th, 2020|0 Comments

The Price We Pay: Lack of Employee Engagement

The data regarding the American work force is stunning. Did you know that 65% of all employees today are looking for the next opportunity? It’ not surprising that 70%-75% of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Gallup embarked on an analysis of the future of the workforce and found that “the company’s productivity depends, to a high degree, on the quality of the managers”. Gallup called this “the single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding in its 80-year history”. [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:26:33+00:00April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Commitment & Follow-Through

More than 70% of transformation efforts fail, according to data reported in Harvard Business Review. John Kotter, one of the most prominent leaders in the business transformation industry, spent 15 years studying why change initiatives fail, which led to the development of his 8-step process. In the first two parts of this series, we discussed Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Climate and then Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Communications. These articles both addressed why change doesn’t happen, but in this [...]

By |2019-01-10T18:02:31+00:00January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Communications

More than 70% of transformation efforts fail, according to data reported in Harvard Business Review. John Kotter, one of the most prominent leaders in the business transformation industry, spent 15 years studying why change initiatives fail, which led to the development of his 8-step process. In part one of this series on Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Climate, we discussed the first three steps in the process. We’ll take it to the next level in this article by discussing the [...]

By |2018-09-19T18:32:53+00:00September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Climate

More than 70% of transformation efforts fail, according to data reported in Harvard Business Review. John Kotter, one of the most prominent leaders in the business transformation industry, spent 15 years studying why change initiatives fail, which led to the development of his 8-step process. This article is going to touch on the first three steps in the process. Creating a Climate of Change One of the quickest ways to fail is to start by implementing the change. (NOTE: I’m [...]

By |2018-05-21T09:59:35+00:00May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Process Excellence Drives Business Excellence Part 2: Where to Start?

Success in business doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Everything must come together and work in a connected way to make the business successful. And in our first several parts of this series on the keys to business success, we demonstrated how Its People Who Drive Business Success -- because it falls to the people within the organization to actually execute on the strategies, plans, and processes to make a business successful – how Communications Can Fuel Business Success because communicating [...]

By |2018-03-02T11:52:15+00:00March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Process Excellence Drives Business Excellence

Success in business doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Everything must come together and work in a connected way to make the business successful. And in our first several parts of this series on the keys to business success, we demonstrated how Its People Who Drive Business Success -- because it falls to the people within the organization to actually execute on the strategies, plans, and processes to make a business successful – how Communications Can Fuel Business Success because communicating [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:17:16+00:00January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Treating the Customer Right is an Imperative for Business Success

Many factors contribute to being successful in business. Having a sound strategy, having a marketable product or service, and having efficient processes are all important. And in our first part in this series on the 5 Pillars to Business Success, we demonstrated how Its People Who Drive Business Success, because it falls to the people within the organization to actually execute on the strategies, plans, and processes to make a business successful. ...

By |2017-12-14T16:33:20+00:00December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s People Who Drive Business Success

Many factors contribute to being successful in business. Having a sound strategy, having a marketable product or service, and having efficient processes are all important. But it falls to the people within the organization to actually execute on the strategies, plans, and processes to make a business successful. ...

By |2017-12-11T18:50:17+00:00September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Stay Strong: How Smart CEOs Are Learning to Detect Early Operational Warning Signs of a Troubled Company (Part-1)

It’s simple in theory. You want to remedy any deficiencies in your business before it’s too late, before it requires a massive transformation to turn things around. But how do you know you’ve got a problem in your business that, if left unattended, will put the health and future of the entire organization at risk? ...

By |2017-12-13T12:46:41+00:00July 13th, 2017|0 Comments
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