Posts written by Ann Gatty

Dr. Ann Gatty is president of Strategic People Solutions, a business consulting firm, helping businesses add value-assets to their businesses. For the past twenty years she and her husband, Gene, have been providing leadership development programs, business implementation strategies, and solving HR employment issues. Ann has recently created The Business Sphere of Excellence® a strategic business planning model used to construct annual and long range business plans helping businesses run more efficiently and profitably. Dr. Ann Gatty is an expert in understanding and improving the workplace culture which is fundamental for implementing any successful strategic initiatives. In order to better explain the importance of employee engagement, Ann partners with Beretta, her Great Dane therapy dog to present her key findings.

The Benefits of a Mentorship Program in an Inclusive Culture

Developing a mentorship program can be extremely helpful for employee career development and self-improvement.  Having a mentor allows staff members to focus on skill enhancement and goal setting.  If members of your organization are struggling with a clear sense of direction moving forward, it may… Continue reading

Why Corporate Cultures Resist Change

Why do corporate cultures resist change? There are many reasons, but you only need to look at the way a staff is organized, the way corporations do business and the way they select new hires.  These become a few powerful reasons organizations have difficulty embracing… Continue reading

Leading in Uncharted Terrains

In this time of economic uncertainty, business leaders often find themselves leading in uncharted terrains.  For many industries, the future is difficult to predict much less survive.  The leadership skills that were important in navigating the development of your business may no longer be relevant… Continue reading

Allowing Your Business Process to Fail

It may sound counter-intuitive but there can be advantages to allowing your business process to include some failure. Here’s what we mean by that. We know that you have spent time defining your purpose, your goals, and how you get things done with your staff.… Continue reading

Building a Business Succession Plan is Essential for Entrepreneurs

It’s never too early to think about your business succession plan.  Many entrepreneurs set out to build a business that provides financial security for their family, not only for the present members, but for future generations as well. As you scale your business and begin… Continue reading

Opportunity Management to Keep A Business Moving Forward

Opportunity management is a system for evaluating, choosing and prioritizing various business choices that you can make to keep a business moving forward.  You may be investigating a new revenue stream, choosing a better CRM platform, or joining a strategic partnership, as examples. Selecting the… Continue reading

Becoming the Bridge Builder for Your Business

In the journey from entrepreneur to CEO, have you ever thought of yourself as the Bridge Builder for your business?  First you had an idea that you transformed into a business.  It started to make some money.  Yet, success is only sustained when you align… Continue reading

Planning for Business Success in the New Year

Planning for business success allows you to create a focus and build motivation. Without a business plan, your day can easily be hijacked by everyone else’s interruptions.  Time is such an important commodity that you should guard against it being wasted. As long as you… Continue reading

When Is It Time to Pivot with Your Business Plan?

There comes a time when every entrepreneur faces a decision about whether it’s time to pivot and change business directions in mid-stream.  As an entrepreneur, your business was the tangible result of an idea that you believed held promise.  So, you set out to design… Continue reading

The Distinction Between Entrepreneur and CEO

The entrepreneur is an ever-expanding business role in popularity.  The individuals who embark on this journey are those who are looking to develop their own personal success story. Entrepreneurs think and behave in ways that provides them with the leverage to create, maintain and expand… Continue reading