Category: business planning

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 Anatomy of a Change Champion

We know that change is a constant in our organizations, but it can be downright scary to experience.  Therefore, I encourage organizations which are experiencing change to identify a leader within the organization to be your change champion.   This individual can be a cheerleader, a… Continue reading

How Entrepreneurs Leverage Their Talents to Grow Profitable Businesses

Successful entrepreneurs leverage their unique talents to grow profitable businesses. One of the important steps they make is to take an honest assessment of which talents they possess. Then they analyze how these talents can be used effectively to transform their ideas into profitable businesses. … Continue reading

How to Become a Better Leader Overnight

What if you could find a simple action list that when embraced, could make you a better leader overnight? We know that it takes strong leadership to build a thriving business. The goal for building any business is to create long term success. That goal… Continue reading

Creating Smooth Transitions In Life and At Work

Transitions in our personal and professional lives are inevitable, challenging, and stressful. Whether we are choosing to make a change – or if change is being thrust upon us – we can either resist or embrace the experience. When maximized and leveraged appropriately, transitions are… Continue reading

Why We Need a New Training Model for Talent Retention

Why do we need a new training model?  Consider that most of us have sat through training sessions that included slides, lectures and pages of handouts.  We may have experienced retreats, online course instruction, and/or personal coaching.  However, such educative efforts, always offered in the… Continue reading

Build a Successful Career Journey Using a Professional Development Plan

Building a successful career journey is no easy task. Our careers ebb and flow. Sometimes we experience massive success, and sometimes we fail miserably. So how do we take over the reins of what could become a run-away horse having its own sense of direction… Continue reading

Create a Dream Team to Reach Your Business Vision

If you look under the hood of a successful business organization, you’re likely to find a dream team of staff members who make things happen. Business leaders know that there is more to success than having a vision. You need quality talent with a shared… Continue reading

Sometimes the Right Business Strategy Requires You to Shoot for the Moon

When is the right time to make a change in your business strategy? Must all the stars be aligned? How will you know that it’s the right time? Well, we can take some advice from the ancient Greeks. They had some interesting ideas about time.… Continue reading

Effective Time Management: Avoiding the Tyranny of the Urgent

For better time management, we suggest using a tool from Stephen Covey.  He was an American educator, author and business consultant, most notably known for his time management strategies.   His Time Management Matrix focuses on two key dimensions:  1) urgency and (2) importance of… Continue reading