Will These Emerging Trends Influence Your Business?
This past week I spent Wednesday with a group of global consultants in New York City discussing emerging trends in the global marketplace and more specifically their impact on our clients. Some of the predictions that came from the group were quite intriguing, bringing clarity to the areas of opportunity that CEOs should be considering […]READ MORE
Are You Capitalizing On Today’s Employees?
Today’s employees have the highest level of education to ever enter the workforce. Are you evolving your working environment to capitalize on these higher levels of knowledge and talent? If not then you are missing out on the single greatest competitive advantage that you have. When you consider the education and demands of employees today […]READ MORE
How Policy and Procedure Kills Creativity
I’ve found repeatedly those organizations that struggle with resolving problems and reaching consensus in decision-making are the very same organizations that fail to create an environment in which creativity exists. This holds particularly true in companies in which policy, procedure and regulation are the key factors behind how work is performed. When I worked in […]READ MORE
Are You Dealing with Dysfunction?
During a talk to a group of CEOs in Indiana last week on Empowering People for Profit, we spent time discussing how to increase the productivity and morale within their teams. There were two specific issues that arose from our discussions, namely that of creating a focus on developing facilitative leaders and resolving conflict within […]READ MORE
Legacy Requires Obsession
I’ve met a lot of CEOs who are creating a legacy and I’ve noticed one trait that they all have in common. These entrepreneurs are obsessed with their purpose. Listen in to this week’s podcast episode to hear the 3 ways you can also adopt this same mindset.READ MORE
Are You Appreciative for What You Have?
This past Monday was Thanksgiving for all of my Canadian friends and family; a time to laugh and enjoy the company of those who matter most. During family holidays the often hectic pace of being an entrepreneur washes into the background as I find myself surrounded by those that matter the most; in effect those […]READ MORE
Are You Running a Business or Building a Legacy
The performance of a business is tied closely to the goals and influences of the CEO and executive team. I’ve found repeatedly that those companies that grow rapidly (and sustain their growth!) are those with a CEO who is committed to building a legacy, rather than just putting in time on a “job.” Whether you […]READ MORE
Succeed in Succession Planning
If you were asked today to identify your successor, would a name immediately come to mind? If you’re like most of the CEOs I know, the choices aren’t so obvious. Finding the right mix of talent, experience and sheer determination seems to be difficult with today’s workforce. The good news is, it doesn’t have to […]READ MORE
If You Build it They Will Come (and stay)
This past week I spoke to a group of CEOs at the National Association of Wholesalers in Chicago on the topic of building a stronger team in an intergenerational workforce. Of the points we discussed, the one I continued to bring up again and again is that of environment. If you want to attract and […]READ MORE
How to Finish a Big Project
My new book from McGraw Hill entitled “Operational Empowerment” has just launched. (Grab a copy here). The coming launch had me thinking back to the time when I was starting the first draft of the book. Little did I know at the time, but writing the book made me more productive. With clients and various projects, […]READ MORE