20 Apr

Process Problems – The Biggest Issue Impacting Business Performance

According to a study done by Tolero Solutions, “an overwhelming 60 % of people said poor processes were the biggest frustration impacting their business performance and satisfaction at work!”  This is a significantly large number and one that should alarm any Business Owner or Leader wanting their business to be successful.  Process is obviously how we accomplish anything.  Understanding your processes is a crucial step to ensuring successful business performance. 

I find a surprising number of business leaders who think they understand their process only to discover that the process is not what they thought.  Processes break down; they change without considering the impact and all to often employees who are the process don’t understand how their part of the process fits into the bigger business picture.

So what can you do?

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13 Apr

Agile Leadership Drives Organizational Performance

The ability of an organization to respond to changes in both its internal and external environment is called agility.  An organizations agility is paramount to its long term, and often its short term, success.  The turbulence that businesses have been experiencing in the last several decades is not going away.  Whether the challenges are created by political, climatic or economic events, the organization must respond rapidly, or whether, possibly dying in the process.  The ability to respond to these challenges as well as identify and capture new opportunities is a key factor in ensuring the sustainability, and growth, of a business.  The key is, Agile Leadership Drives Organizational Performance.

How do you make that happen?

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06 Apr

Is Business or Executive Coaching A Good Value

Depending on your experience the value brought by Business or Executive Coaching is Good, Bad or you’ve never considered it.  Let’s be honest, there are a lot of people out there presenting themselves as Coaches.  Some are very good at what they do and others are simply looking for a way to make money.  The key to a good Coaching experience is as much in how you choose or select a Coach but also how “Coachable” you are as well as the credentials a Coach has.  How can you, a Business Owner, Leader, Executive or Professional get the best value from a Business or Executive Coach?

 

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23 Mar

Does Strategic Workforce Planning Add Significant Value?

What is the value of good Strategic Workforce Planning or SWP?  If done well, good SWP ensures that the workforce has truly contributed to the business’s bottom line.  More specifically, good SWP measures how well the workforce contributed to the business strategy and it accepts (embraces) that business outcomes are significantly driven by workforce performance.

Many businesses still treat their workforce like a cost that needs to be managed and controlled.

Why?

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09 Mar

What Should A Business Owner Do

There are a lot of people telling Business Owners what to do with their business.  Accountants are telling them to reduce their tax exposure, Advisors are telling them to sell more to make more or plan for their business exit, Consultants are addressing business pain points, and Coaches are either telling them to feel good about their business or are helping owners solve their business problems themselves.  All of that conflicting and competing advice and owners are confused about what to do.  As a result, many Business Owners do nothing.  That is, without question, the worst thing a Business Owner should do.  The question remains – what should a Business Owner do?

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