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Blog 2017-09-18T16:11:44+00:00

Three Ways To Shoot Yourself In The Foot: Part III, The Consolidation Phase

The consolidation phase that follows the Avalanche is tough on everyone. Your people are worried about keeping their jobs—and many of them are probably already looking elsewhere. You’ve tried to introduce new processes and patch your sagging IT, but nothing’s working the way it should. Morale has bottomed out. But look at it this way: Your business’s needs are pretty much the same during the consolidation phase that comes after an Avalanche as they were [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Three Ways To Shoot Yourself In The Foot, Part II: The Avalanche

The Business Storm Cycle is never still; like all cycles, it’s constantly turning.  If you’ve weathered your first rapid-growth Tornado, in which your people and resources were stretched to the breaking point, you probably wondered when this crazy phase of expansion would stop. Now, as the Avalanche of shrinking margins and overstocked inventory hits, it has. As it turns out, it doesn’t matter all that much which side of the Business Storm Cycle you are [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Three Ways To Shoot Yourself In The Foot, Part I: In The Tornado

No matter where you are in what I call the Business Storm Cycle, as a leader you’ve got to lead—even when the way ahead looks foggy. But even experienced leaders can be blindsided by what comes at them in the cycle—and can make mistakes that will make the phase they’re in that much rougher or even prove fatal to their business. If you’re hip-deep in the hypergrowth phase I call the Tornado, your company’s expansion [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Telecommuting Takes Alignment

How big a deal is telecommuting? Bigger by the day, especially if you’re working for or running a large company. And as business leaders and employees get more comfortable with the idea that telecommuters can be highly productive working from home, it’s going to get even bigger. Global Workplace Analytics’ research finds that: 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20–25% of the workforce teleworks [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Business|

Are You A Tech Wreck?

You may be, if you don’t understand the defining differences between how your employees interact with your IT and how your customers interact with your IT. In the first instance, your employees are tasked with understanding your IT system and how to use it. They’ve most likely been trained on how to harness it to make processes and workload flow smoothly. They may even have been a part of the developmental process in its design [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Business Consolidation|

Five Common Business-Breaking Leadership Errors

We all see those stories in the business publications: once-promising enterprises, whose dynamic leader was the subject of profiles in success just a few months back, suddenly going belly up and closing their doors. Oftentimes there’s a kind of witch hunt mentality in these stories. Whose fault was it? Where can the blame be laid? That same formerly celebrated business leader suddenly looks like a fraud and a failure – but even the smartest business [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Business|

Are You Burned Out?

The “fire in the belly” entrepreneur is legendary in business – the person whose enthusiasm and belief in his or her enterprise carries them through the tough times, undaunted and head held high. But anyone who’s taken a ride through the Business Storm Cycle knows that nobody comes through it unscathed. If you’re in business, you’ll experience it more than once – from the dizzying highs of the Tornado, when your startup kicks into gear and [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Business Consolidation|

Forget the Band-Aid…This Is Serious

We’ve all seen the heartbreaking news photos of people standing in the rubble of their homes or places of business after a tornado has passed through. While the devastation wreaked on your enterprise by the Business Storm Cycle phase we call the Tornado – that period of hypergrowth and tumbling margins—is more fiscal than physical, it can leave you and your staff with that same sick feeling of having barely survived a disaster, wanting to [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Better, Faster, Smarter

These days, those three words – better, faster, smarter - have become the goal for all sorts of businesses. Do a Google search and you’ll see them applied to banking, car manufacturing, data analysis, urban design, government, transportation, and even things like shoe design, cocktail making, and cleaning out horse stalls. Clearly, every business in every industry needs to be better, faster, and smarter in order to compete in the twenty-first-century world. The best IT [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Business|

Taking Stock When The Storms Subside:  How to Utilize The Consolidation Phase

So, you’ve weathered the hyper-growth phase of the Business Storm Cycle we call the Tornado, suffered thru the Avalanche phase of shrinking margins, and you’re now in the consolidation phase, looking around at the devastation these storms have left behind and wondering how to begin to put things back together. During the consolidation phase, your job as the leader will be to get your company ready for the next Tornado. The bulk of the work [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Business|