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How To Spot And Clean Up Operational Sludge

How To Spot And Clean Up Operational Sludge

Have you ever seen a sea lion on a dock or a rock? They’re not the speediest, most flexible, or most agile of creatures, are they? And although they have sharp teeth and tusks, they’re not about to outrun any serious predator. To put it delicately, it’s because they have a lot of – er ...

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 ...

Missed Targets in Q1? 3 Ways to Get Back on Track This Week

Missed Targets in Q1? 3 Ways to Get Back on Track This Week

Be honest – have you achieved everything you planned to do in the first quarter of 2019? Revenues? Expenses? Profitability? Other KPIs? Strategic Initiatives? Major Projects? Or have you succumbed to the sins of conventional strategic planning? If you have monstrous plans with pages and pages of detailed to-dos, lack of clear objectives, lack of ...

How to Apply Wayne Gretzky’s Top Tip to Increase Speed, Flexibility, and Agility in Your Business

How to Apply Wayne Gretzky’s Top Tip to Increase Speed, Flexibility, and Agility in Your Business

“Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is” is widely known as Wayne Gretzky’s secret to success as one of the all-time hockey greats. Easy for him to say and do harder for most businesses to put into practice because of all their moving parts. So how DO you skate to ...

10 Tenets for Achieving Enterprise Excellence

10 Tenets for Achieving Enterprise Excellence

I’ve been speaking with several CEOs recently about the difference between Operational Excellence, which is typically defined as a lean journey, and Enterprise Excellence, which is typically defined not very well.  This is the first of 2 articles that will help shine a light on what you need to do to create friction-less quality and ...

5 Quick Ways to Spring Clean Your Profits

5 Quick Ways to Spring Clean Your Profits

#1 Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and Accelerator Anne C. Graham is on a mission to help business leaders and their teams double their profit per employee – or more – in less than one year, in less time per week than they’re spending on email per day. Her book Profit in Plain Sight includes the 5-step proactive P.R.O.F.I+T Plan to do ...

3 Innovation Myths That Do More Harm Than Good

3 Innovation Myths That Do More Harm Than Good

This month I’ve planted some seeds about innovation that I hope will inspire you to create “the next big thing” in your industry before your competitors do.  I hear a lot of outdated beliefs at speaking events about what innovation is really all about; so, to finish up the month, let’s tackle 3 myths about ...

This Essential Mindset Shift Creates Highly Engaged Employees

This Essential Mindset Shift Creates Highly Engaged Employees

Try this fun exercise in your next meeting for an AHA! Moment that creates highly engaged employees: Ask each member of your team to pretend that they’re a travel agent. Simply tell your team “I want to go on a vacation and see beautiful sights with my spouse and 2 little ones.” Ask them to ...

3 Ways to Increase Productivity That Aren’t What You Think and Don’t Mean Working Harder

3 Ways to Increase Productivity That Aren’t What You Think and Don’t Mean Working Harder

This time of year we often hear about the crisis of low productivity in North America linked to whatever the current economic woes may be, whether that’s competitiveness, exchange rates, or lagging GDP, with the accompanying plea that “somebody” needs to do something about the productivity gap. The good news is that you already have ...

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