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.

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

The Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO

Why does an entrepreneur need to transform into a CEO?Many companies start from one person’s idea that becomes transformed into a tangible reality.  That person, known as an entrepreneur, creates the new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards.  As… Continue reading

The Importance of Building Trust in Your Organization

Trust is about keeping your word and honoring your commitments.  Trust is about being authentic and being honest in your actions.  Seems simple enough.  Yet, building trust can be elusive for many organizational cultures.  In an organization, the lack of trust among leadership and employees… Continue reading

Strategies for Scaling a Business Have Changed

If you listen to many business advisers today, you’ll find they offer lots of advice about scaling a business which means to expand the business operations to handle increased capacity of sales. However, much of what they say no longer seems to produce the results… Continue reading

Building an Inclusive Business

Today, building an inclusive business environment is a core principle for any leader who wants to create a strong, competitive organization.  An inclusive business provides respect and value for every employee regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Inclusion is the deliberate act… Continue reading

Finding Your Leader Within

Is there a leader within each of us?  It’s a question worthy of investigation for anyone who works with people—teachers, parents, business professionals, volunteers.  Yes, there have been volumes written about leadership and leadership style.  However, learning how to be the leader within has been… Continue reading

Making Money and Building a Business are Different Things

There is a common fallacy in the business world that by working for yourself to earn an income and building a business are one and the same. For some readers, you may have already clarified the distinction between earning an income and building a successful… Continue reading