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.

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

The Anatomy of Leader Decision Making

As a leader, decision making is one of your most important responsibilities. Staff members, clients, and your business community rely on your answers. Moving a company forward to reach goals and build prosperity depends on a leader decision-making process. Leader decision making is a blend… Continue reading

Finding Emerging Leaders—the Future of Your Organization Is at Stake

Growing a successful business organization is an ongoing endeavor. It takes solid leadership to ensure sustained, long term health and profitability.  Yet in the current global environment, we are experiencing a leadership void.   And it is inching toward crisis status.  Leadership development takes time to… Continue reading

The Nickerson Leadership Doctrine

Rarely do we analyze the belief systems that we hold near and dear.  Yet, as leaders, by truly recognizing and utilizing our belief systems, we can transform the way we approach our co-workers, our organizations and ourselves. Over our lifetimes, we collect a vast array… Continue reading