Category: whitepapers and articles

Building a Business Succession Plan is Essential for Entrepreneurs

It’s never too early to think about your business succession plan.  Many entrepreneurs set out to build a business that provides financial security for their family, not only for the present members, but for future generations as well. As you scale your business and begin… Continue reading

Opportunity Management to Keep A Business Moving Forward

Opportunity management is a system for evaluating, choosing and prioritizing various business choices that you can make to keep a business moving forward.  You may be investigating a new revenue stream, choosing a better CRM platform, or joining a strategic partnership, as examples. Selecting the… Continue reading

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

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