“9 Major Questions Investors Should Ask Management” – Use Them To Improve Your Evaluation, Planning & Managing

I came upon this Investopedia.com article, 9 Major Questions Investors Should Ask Management, by Glenn Curtis (https://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/08/questions-for-management.asp) and thought it was exceptionally relevant and beneficial to investors in and management of publicly traded companies. But I also saw the opportunity to adopt and adapt it for small and medium private or closely held businesses. The … Read more“9 Major Questions Investors Should Ask Management” – Use Them To Improve Your Evaluation, Planning & Managing

Looking Forward To Presenting @ Upcoming Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

I am excited to let you know that I will be presenting at the upcoming Business Fundamentals Bootcamp – Boston. The event will take place on October 12, 2017, from 9am to 1pm at CIC Boston. I am sending this to you because you are in my network and I think you may benefit and … Read moreLooking Forward To Presenting @ Upcoming Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

What COO Role Would Best Benefit You & Your Company

More than any other business role, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or senior operations role, is most difficult to describe or create success criteria. The reason? It is dependent on a complimentary fit with the CEO, and as we’ll realize upon reading the this long but relevant and informative HBR article, there are many variations … Read moreWhat COO Role Would Best Benefit You & Your Company

The Key to Managing Millennials? Understanding

Recently, I have been engaged in several conversations about millennials – millennials in the workplace and how to effectively recruit, retain, and manage them. A lot of concern, frustration, and even resentment and condemnation was interwoven into these conversations. I try to resist using generalizations and labels as a way to prevent myself from developing … Read moreThe Key to Managing Millennials? Understanding

Recognizing 5 Expensive People Problems

“Business is easy. It only gets messy and difficult when you add people to the mix.” That thought has come to me many times over the years. And I have expressed it out loud, half jokingly, many times, over the years. But from time to time we observe or experience teams and organizations that spend … Read moreRecognizing 5 Expensive People Problems

Being Mindful of This 5-Step Process Can Improve Your Change Management

“How can they not see how good my idea is? How can they not act on it?!” How many times do we have a great idea or plan, only to not be able to get approval, agreement, or commitment to do it? Maybe it’s a prospect seemingly sold but not buying, or a boss that … Read moreBeing Mindful of This 5-Step Process Can Improve Your Change Management

Face-to-Face and In-Person Still Work Best

Through my experience I have developed a strong preference to communicate in-person rather by email or text, or even phone. Does that reflect my advancing years – that I am “old school”? I am confident it’s not. Not long ago I went to a presentation that revealed that 90% of what we communicate is lost … Read moreFace-to-Face and In-Person Still Work Best

Improved Problem Solving: 5 Why’s & 5 How’s

We all spend much of our business, and personal time for that matter, resolving conflicts and solving problems. Perhaps the single most influential factor determining our success or failure is whether or not we determine the actual cause – the specific variable that has created the conflict or problem; or the actual solution – the … Read moreImproved Problem Solving: 5 Why’s & 5 How’s

Presenting at Upcoming Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

I will be presenting “Sharpening Your Marketing Focus: 2 Steps to Effective Lead & Customer Segmentation” at the Business Fundamentals Bootcamp, November 18, 2016, at the Andover Country Club in Andover, MA! This event’s theme is “How will the election results impact the small business community?.” These events have been held for many years and … Read morePresenting at Upcoming Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

Quick & Simple Improvement

Many times “the right things to do” and “the right ways to do them” require substantial investment of time, effort, attention, and learning to execute. But it’s not always like that. Here are some quick, simple-to-execute processes that can drive improvement. I recommend making them part of your standard management procedure. Opportunities Identify 3 Unrealized … Read moreQuick & Simple Improvement

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