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

A Solution-Focused Coaching Model is a Valuable Tool for Leaders

A solution-focused coaching model has become a useful employee development tool for leaders.  Business leaders are aware that retaining quality talent in their workforce is a growing concern.  To boost levels of employee retention, leaders are providing increasing levels of professional development.  And leaders are… Continue reading

Communicating A Clear Business Purpose Boosts Employee Performance

An emotionally stimulating purpose statement is a compelling driver to boost positive employee performance. Articulating a clear business purpose creates a strong advantage to compete in the transforming economic landscape, with tangible bottom line benefits. The organizational purpose is a business’s core reason for being… Continue reading

Operational effectiveness is the secret sauce for growing your business

As a business grows, its operational efficiency becomes increasingly critical.  Successful operational effectiveness is demonstrated through the adoption of work systems designed to get the work done with metrics reporting their outcomes.  The reason that creating well documented systems is so important is that the… Continue reading

Shrinking the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

As we move through the beginning stages of the twenty-first century we find that there remains a growing leadership gap for our businesses.  These organizations need leaders who can effectively navigate the complex and changing situations of our times. Organizations need to assess who is… Continue reading