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.

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

When Leaders Drive for Results, Companies Thrive

To drive for results, leaders must focus on executing the business strategy.  Leaders who create an inspiring vision, must then be able to explain that vision, which includes perspectives from other employees and stake holders, before executing their plans.  This ability to push forward is… Continue reading

Creating a Mentoring Program to Move More Women into Leadership Roles

The need for formal mentoring programs in today’s organizations is becoming more pronounced. To be successful in today’s ever-changing business environment, companies must constantly evolve. Research indicates that having a diverse workforce produces greater innovation and boosts the bottom line. Such diversity includes women, yet… Continue reading

Are Women Business Leaders Still Pursuing Superwoman Status?

We know that women business leaders are changing their perspectives about trying to have it all.  Are they still trying to be a Superwoman where they hold down a successful job, take care of home and family, and still have time to volunteer in community… Continue reading

Expanding Gender Equity in the Workplace

There is much talk about expanding gender equality in the workplace, but the more relevant discussion should focus on expanding gender equity in the workforce.  What’s the difference between equality and equity?  When we speak of equality, we are assuming that everyone starts with the… Continue reading

How to Be the Explainer-In-Chief of Your Company

There are many hats that a successful leader wears including being a visionary and being an explainer-in-chief.  If the leader can clearly communicate the organization’s vision that inspires its members, the execution of the plan becomes easier to complete. President Obama coined the term, explainer-in-chief… Continue reading

How Leaders Create a Vision that Inspires

In business, the need to create a vision that inspires others is a central component to building a successful company.  A leader is responsible for painting a picture, or vision, of what the organization will achieve in the future. This vision provides the organization with… Continue reading