In 2012, London Business School and Harvard Business School teamed up to study the “span of activity” of several CEOs. This is academic speak for the question, “what do business leaders do all day?” Their findings concluded that CEOs spend 1/3 of their time in meetings. No shocker there. Communication is the cornerstone of any business’s operating… Read more »
Part of your strategic planning process is to develop (and confirm) your company’s values statements. But after you do that, what’s next? Surely you can do more than paint them on the wall where people will ignore them until they become just part of the wallpaper. As with everything in business, the ideas are helpful,… Read more »
Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point popularized the “Broken Windows Theory” with a story about New York City in the 1990s. Crime was rampant, but the police force did not have the budget or other resources they felt necessary to address the problem. Parts of the city looked like war zones, bombed and burned out, and New… Read more »
If you need more hours in the day we have a simple (but not easy) process to help you find them.
Playing the Problem Whack A Mole Game in your company? Don’t let the little critters win. Warren Buffet famously said about investing: “it’s simple, but it isn’t easy.” He was referring to the emotion that comes into play when people make investment decisions. When making decisions in your business, a myriad of reasons can get… Read more »
The correlation between the performance of an organization and its leadership is obvious when you compare only a few companies. And if they are in the middle of a change initiative, leadership becomes an even more important factor. The companies that we’ve seen enjoying the highest returns are those with a leadership team that exhibits five… Read more »
Missed Part 1 or 2 of our series? Check out Finding the Talent Pool for Your Tribe and Finding The One. Most leaders have the best of intentions at the start of the recruiting process, thinking that when this person comes on board, this time things will be different. You will teach him everything he… Read more »
They said we were crazy to launch a small business consultancy in Vancouver when we had: No relationships No local track record No start-up capital But, we weren’t worried. After all, it was autumn 2008: It was the middle of the greatest economic meltdown in 70 years The Olympics were coming and no one would… Read more »
If you consider your people one of your business’s greatest assets, then finding and retaining exceptional managers is a very high priority for you. Those who achieve success in this quest acknowledge that a great manager will pay dividends for many years, and finding a great manager is a time consuming process.
How many times have you thought: “If we just find the right people, everything else will fall into place.” A good hire can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your bottom line, and a great hire transforms that one-time bump into an annuity paying dividends year after year. But how will you find that great hire?