Is Business Strategy Overrated?

How much focus should leaders devote to crafting a business strategy? Leaders can get caught spending too much of their efforts planning business strategy. However, when reviewing how time is spent in your business, you will find that most of the time is spent in… Continue reading

Business Decision-making Improves with Brainstorming

Whether you are entering the market as a new business or thinking of expanding an existing business, your business decision-making is greatly enhanced by using the technique of brainstorming. Through brainstorming, business professionals generate new ideas. While many associate brainstorming with generating new product ideas… Continue reading

What Makes a Good Leader?

What makes a good leader? Being authentic. An authentic leader is well versed at offering emotional support. It is becoming increasingly evident that everyone needs emotional support, including CEO’s and presidents. How does a good leader encourage more emotional support among members of our workforce?… Continue reading

Being a Heart-centered Leader

The requirements for organizational leadership continue to evolve and the humanness of leadership is gaining more recognition.  There is a growing need for a heart-centered leader.  Such leaders display a natural authenticity and humility and are willing to make themselves readily available to their employees. … Continue reading

Effective Leadership vs. Effective Management

What’s the distinction between effective leadership and effective management?  Plenty has been written comparing the attributes found in leadership and management.  But does it really matter when running an organization?  Perhaps it’s beneficial to combine the skills found in both leadership and management to be… Continue reading

The Future of Leadership

What is the future of leadership? Leadership in the twenty first century continues to evolve to meet the demands of dramatically changing organizational structures. The organizational structure is being transformed to include decision making at all levels. Leadership capabilities are needed throughout organizational structures, not… Continue reading

How an Entrepreneurial Spirit Connects with Your Business Purpose

People in the business world speak often about an entrepreneurial spirit and how more individuals entering the workplace are embracing it.  First, what is this entrepreneurial spirit and second, how does this spirit connect with a business’ sense of purpose?  Third, why does this connection… Continue reading

Operational Efficiency Starts with Tracking the Procedures

Having well-designed procedures builds operational efficiency and offers a huge benefit to any business. When performing tasks, people develop a specific way that they do things. The way that things are done become operational systems. Operational efficiency and effectiveness improve when you document the workflow… Continue reading

Why a Purpose-Driven Organization Matters

Employee happiness can no longer be an afterthought for businesses. A purpose-driven organization has become increasingly important when trying to recruiting talent to work for you. Now, 75 percent of job seekers say that company culture is just as important as salary. Today’s workforce wants… Continue reading

What’s the Point of An After-Action Review?

Using the After-Action Review process is a great way to make informed decisions to move your business forward.  Before you decide on your overarching goal for a new quarter of your fiscal year or craft your annual goals for the start of a new fiscal… Continue reading