Is Your Business Strategy Agile Enough?
It should come as no surprise that most organizational strategies fail to achieve the vision they are designed to support. Of course there are multiple reasons why this is the case including under capitalization, insufficient capacity, misaligned leadership, and the list goes on… However, the reality is that although these are all contributors to a failed business […]READ MORE
Six Ideas to Make Your Day More Productive
I’ve received dozens of requests to share with you my top five tips for making each and every day more productive. I’ve noted my most important tips below with an added bonus idea for you. Ready? 1. Start each day by reviewing your goals. What do you want to accomplish today, this week, this month and […]READ MORE
Four Practical Tips to Build a Legacy
Are you building and running a business or are you creating a scaleable, sustainable legacy? Creating and running a business means paying the bills and reaping additional investment if you’re good at it, but building a legacy means so much more than that. A legacy has staying power. Through a strong brand, it survives long after […]READ MORE
Can You Grow Your Business on a Budget?
I’ve yet to encounter a CEO, president or business owner who isn’t constantly considering ways in which they can grow their business. When I ask what types of initiatives they are considering, the responses tend to focus on applying what has worked in the past rather than what might work today. The most common approaches […]READ MORE
Think Big or Go Home
As a teenager, I was obsessed with going to the gym. Being one of the scrawnier kids in my grade, I took it upon myself to gain muscle, in order to be more active in sports and to build my confidence. My motto back then was “go big or go home.” Looking back I realize […]READ MORE
The Best Way to Win Customers Back
I was the lucky recipient of a root canal this past week. What was my first cavity a few weeks ago, became my first filling, which after some intense pain quickly became my first root canal. As my dentist put it, when I do something, I want to go all the way! How my appointment […]READ MORE
Is Your Team In It to Win It?
My wife is a big Toronto Blue Jays fan, and since she controls the remote most of the time you can likely guess that I’ve become one as well. It’s not difficult to be a fan when the Blue Jays are on such a strong winning streak, but their consistent wins should come as no […]READ MORE
Do You Think Before You Act?
Last week my son’s pedal on his bike fell off while he was riding. A small spill ensued and other than a scrapped elbow, there was no real harm done. Upon closer inspection I realized that the pedal had somehow come un-threaded from the crank, and after several unsuccessful tries I set the pedal aside […]READ MORE
What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About Business
Let me begin by saying that many of the statements and antics we have been exposed to during the campaign of Donald Trump are in many instances outlandish and inconsiderate, to say the least. You might even wonder what possible lessons might come from his running for president, and those that I will suggest may […]READ MORE
The Realistic Approach to Employee Improvement
While conversing with a colleague last week, he mentioned that he thought my forthcoming book “Operational Empowerment” hit the nail on the head as it pertains to what organizations are missing today in their quest to become more competitive and profitable. When I asked him to explain further he went on to share that in […]READ MORE