Posts written by Ann Gatty

Dr. Ann Gatty is a partner at Drs. Gatty, LLC, 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 business leadership mentoring 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. Gatty is an expert in understanding and improving the workplace culture which is foundational 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. For more information about leadership mentoring or building a business to work brilliantly, visit www.strategicpeoplesolutions.com.

Creating Your Business Legacy

When you started building your business, you probably didn’t think about building your business legacy.  As you began your entrepreneur journey, you began with a vision of what you wanted to build.  And there were certain values and principles that were important to you.  Over… Continue reading

4 Authentic Leadership Traits that Build Trust

How do we describe authentic leadership traits that lend themselves to building trust with your peers and your staff?  Actually, authenticity has many facets, but primarily it comes down to being genuine.  If a leader is genuine, people know what to expect, and the opportunity… Continue reading

The Entrepreneur Journey Is Tough but Worth It.

Some people are afraid of the entrepreneur journey. Maybe they don’t think that their idea is good enough. Maybe they think they need to take one more class, webinar, or job position to become skilled enough. Actually, I’m here to tell you that you have… Continue reading

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified… Continue reading

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or… Continue reading

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

We have been conducting interviews with successful women entrepreneurs over the last few months.  We were trying to determine what practices they employ to build their success.   Why do they succeed when others fail?  As business development strategists, what advice should we give our clients… Continue reading

Effective Time Management is More Important than Ever

Effective time management is becoming an increasingly important skill in the business world today. We know that time is a finite commodity and there is an ever- growing demand for it. So, you must choose how you use your time wisely. This is not a… Continue reading

Setting Business Priorities to Focus on What Matters Most

Are you setting business priorities to focus on what matters most? As business development strategists, our goal is all about aligning each individual’s values and talents with the work they do so that they can make the positive impact they were meant to make. Many… Continue reading

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