SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) is a simple, powerful and effective tool. It encourages managers and leaders to focus on the broader context of their business – elevating the perspective of department heads beyond their individual functions. So then what?
Often businesses reach a plateau after a period of steady or rapid growth, which prompts the question “Why isn’t the approach that got us here working anymore? How can we continue to grow?” After driving themselves and their teams even
Are you stuck in any aspects of your business right now? Do you have a goal that you struggle to achieve? Have you tried everything to no avail? Here’s a great article by Duck Tape Marketing that explains reasons why
As an organizational effectiveness expert and management coach, I get to learn from many different teams. During the last downturn in the oil patch, I engaged in strategic planning with the leadership team of a business unit in a major
I’m currently fixated on time or more precisely the fact that small business owners are the busiest people on the planet. I’m left wondering how much of their days are spent in the role of ‘Business Leader’ versus ‘Master of
We all fall into the trap of spending time doing things that are better done by someone else – be it at home or at work. We often know we’re doing it, but choose to do it anyways. We just
Many believe small and medium sized businesses only need a strategic plan at start-up. In reality, strategic planning can be key to your success throughout the entire lifecycle of your business. Here are some reasons you need to get started on your strategic plan
Realizing the potential of your business does not happen by accident. It starts with getting real about where you are now, where you need to improve and how you’ll change for the better. To succeed, you must work ‘ON’ your business,