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Poor Business Execution is a Leadership Issue

Rarely is the problem bad strategy. It’s usually crappy business execution.
When we look at a business that’s not all that it could be, because the culture is toxic or customer are turning away, the root cause is rarely a poorly thought out strategy. It is almost always, no business execution. And that is a leadership issue.
Poor Business Execution […]

Achieve Business Success with Focused Fridays

We all have a massive to-do list inside us that never gets done. Important things. Strategies, processes and methodologies, new products, templates. Projects that could change our business success.
When we’re fully engaged in the day-to-day with our business, we don’t get the chance to make them happen. The busyness of our business always seems to […]

Who’s Doing Your Contract Management?

It is estimated that 80 percent of business-to-business transactions are performed under legally binding contracts. At a minimum, each would likely have a set of terms and conditions, service and supply level agreements, and commitments etc. It is also likely that contract management falls by the way side once the contract has been signed.  Most […]

Strengthening the Weakest Link: Everyone Should be Security-Aware

Over the last several years, security technologies, such as anti-virus products and firewalls have improved dramatically, providing businesses with good protection. Yet, the number of businesses who are not security-aware, and therefore the victims of cyber attacks, increases annually.
The bad guys have learned. There’s only a limited number of weaknesses when companies invest in the […]

Supercharge your Business with These Tech Tools

Over the last several years, a huge number of great technologies and applications with the potential to transform a business have reached the market. Some of these tech tools have been a great success, others not so much.
To help navigate this maze of products, we reached out to several tech leaders and asked them for […]

Getting Started with Delegation

This is a guest blog post by Todd Kane, President of Evolved.
Many business owners and managers struggle with a long list of priorities and projects. This situation continues to compound itself as an organization grows. To break free from this vicious circle of compounding responsibilities, a leader must start delegating responsibilities.
When a leader leverages delegation […]

The IT Unicorn and the BOX

I recently had the privilege of speaking at a TEC Group on a topic that I’m rather passionate about: Supercharging a Business Using IT.  It was a great experience – I love helping executives see beyond IT being a bunch of computers or applications and understanding ways to harness them to create value for their […]

Emotional Leadership

Every human on the planet makes decisions emotionally first.  It is only after the emotional commitment that we then back up our decision with data.  This is why embracing emotional leadership is worth your time. Those that say otherwise will lie about other things too.
The Brainstem
Our brains are wired into a number of different areas, […]

Mastering Your Story for Successful Negotiations

This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen.
By mastering your story and your emotions in combination with the questions outlined in Pascale’s Mastering your Mindset For Successful Negotiations post, you’ll be putting yourself in a far better position to negotiate a win-win outcome.
Our emotions are the driving force behind our accomplishments. […]

Mastering Your Mindset for Successful Negotiations

This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen.
We all negotiate, from cradle to grave. Some of these negotiations can be life-changing in either our career or personal life. Ideally, we aim to create win-win negotiations every time, but the reality is that negotiations often get heated, competitive, or derailed because of […]

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