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2 Reasons Promoting From Within Actually Does More Harm Than Good… And How To Prevent Those Catastrophes

2 Reasons Promoting From Within Actually Does More Harm Than Good… And How To Prevent Those Catastrophes

It’s always important to develop internal staff for promotions, new opportunities, and succession planning vs. filling positions from outside the firm. But, what if you start promoting from within and still end up with a mismatch? I’ve had that happen and I’m sure you have too. What went wrong? We’re all familiar with the Peter ...

3 Keys to Jumpstart Speed, Agility, and Flexibility: Part 1 of 3 – Strategic Thinking

3 Keys to Jumpstart Speed, Agility, and Flexibility: Part 1 of 3 – Strategic Thinking

The new buzzword in business is “pivot” – a key talent for future success, requiring an organization to not only be market-aware, customer-focused, and employee-driven but to deliberately develop the speed, agility, and flexibility to thrive despite the increasing rate of change. This is one article in a 3-part series that will help you jumpstart ...

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from This Ingenious Little Invention

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from This Ingenious Little Invention

I love to cook, and if you do too, you know that having fresh herbs makes all the difference. But I don’t have a sunny window in my kitchen, and I’ve tried and failed many times to keep herbs growing. Enter the Aerogarden – an ingenious little invention about the size of a toaster that ...

New Release:  The Ultimate Guide to Profit in Plain Sight… Beyond the Shop Floor

New Release:  The Ultimate Guide to Profit in Plain Sight… Beyond the Shop Floor

Just in time to give you a boost before year end or to help you plan for next year, this Guide includes 52 weeks of profit tips and much more.  Download it here today.  #1 Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and Accelerator Anne C. Graham is on a mission to help business leaders and their teams double their ...

5 New Ways to Improve Quality, Even If You’ve Already Invested In LEAN

5 New Ways to Improve Quality, Even If You’ve Already Invested In LEAN

If you’ve already invested in quality using LEAN or other approaches yet your customer service team is STILL busy solving problems all day long, these actionable ideas and complementary resources will put more time back in your day and more profit on your bottom line. This month, take action to create more value for your ...

3 Myths of Employee Retention That are Harming Your Business

3 Myths of Employee Retention That are Harming Your Business

I see clients making flawed “retain at all costs” decisions all of the time that are hurting their business instead of helping it. Are these myths harming your business too? Employee Retention Myth #1: All turnover is bad FACT: Not when the turnover impacts the walking indifferent – those who are suffering from presenteeism and ...

What Every Lean Leader Should Know About The Hidden Side of Quality Comes Down to a Hammer and an Experience

What Every Lean Leader Should Know About The Hidden Side of Quality Comes Down to a Hammer and an Experience

The “Quality Equation” Is All About The Hammer and… Here’s a fun analogy to apply to your business.  Imagine buying a hammer.  In some cases, you might want a dime-store hammer to hang a picture (there’s a reason the Dollar Stores are one of the most successful retailing stories in recent history!).  In some cases, ...

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