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Telecommuting Takes Alignment

By | 2017-08-18T18:38:46+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Business|

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 [...]

Five Common Business-Breaking Leadership Errors

By | 2017-08-04T13:36:53+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Business|

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 [...]

Better, Faster, Smarter

By | 2017-07-13T03:29:59+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Business|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-07-06T03:26:39+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Business|

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 [...]

Resistance to Change? It’s Human Nature

By | 2017-06-29T03:23:25+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Business|

So – your company has gone through its first Business Storm Cycle, and come out the other side. You survived the Tornado of hypergrowth and booming sales, and all the chaos that created. You experienced the pendulum swing of the Avalanche, your downturn phase where your costs kept rising and your margins were shrinking. Now you’re in your consolidation phase, and making the necessary changes in your people, processes, and IT systems to get ready [...]

How Do You Define “Start-Up?”

By | 2017-06-22T17:29:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Business Storm Cycle|

How do you define “start-up?” Think about your answer, because that definition can impact your business in a big way, for better or worse. If you ask most business owners, they’ll tell you that the phrase refers to that period when a new business first introduces its product or service, and begins to sell. I disagree, because I find that definition to be far too limiting. In fact, I’d argue that an enterprise experiences multiple [...]

When Cost-Cutting Costs You More

By | 2017-06-15T09:49:31+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Business|

So you’ve come through the Business Storm Cycle, bruised but still in business. You know that you need to rebalance and realign your people, processes, and IT. If you recognize yourself in that description and you’re reading this now, you’re probably saying, “Yeah, that sounds great. But how can I do it? What are the steps I would have to go through to make that happen in my company?”  You may have considered hiring an [...]

Repetition – Is It Costing You Money?

By | 2017-06-08T08:46:31+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Business|

IT problems affect every phase of the business cycle. The weaker your IT, the faster your Tornado will be over—and the longer your Avalanche will last. It’s vital that you take advantage of the consolidation phase that follows the Avalanche to address your IT issues. If you don’t, you won’t be able to prepare for your next Tornado. You may not even survive. IT is one of your most powerful tools for making your business [...]

Habits – They’re Easier To Make Than To Break

By | 2017-06-01T01:48:37+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Business|

Habits are funny things; good or bad, they can be the making or breaking of a person, or even of a business. What’s learned isn’t always easy to unlearn.  My mother, for instance, couldn’t get used to the new arrangement of her kitchen when we moved after years in the same home. Because of that, she wasted a lot of steps and effort trying to do things in the same way that she had in [...]

Seasons And Cycles: They Just Keep Turning

By | 2017-05-26T13:29:41+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Business, Uncategorized|

One of the first cycles you learned about when you were a kid was probably the life cycle of a butterfly. You found an egg on a leaf, took it home with you, and put it in a jar. After a while, a caterpillar hatched out of the egg. It crawled around the leaf, nibbling on it, so you gave it more leaves to eat. Eventually, the caterpillar made a chrysalis. The chrysalis didn’t look [...]