Is Time Your Friend or Foe?

Posted on 19. Apr, 2017 by in Strategic Planning

“There’s never enough time!”  Ever found yourself saying that or at least thinking it? I have…many times. But each time I have gone there, I eventually recognize it’s just an excuse for not doing a better job of managing the time I have. We all get the same amount of time – every day. Twenty-four hours […]

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The Art and Science of Resolving Company Issues

Posted on 15. Feb, 2017 by in Strategic Planning

I spend significant time helping clients become proficient at identifying and solving key “issues.” The trick is to identify them early and tackle them before they grow out of control! Sounds basic, but often there’s confusion around what really constitutes an issue in pure business context. Anatomy of an “Issue?” You know them as the […]

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Simplified Approach to Problem Solving

Posted on 27. Apr, 2016 by in Strategic Planning

All growing entrepreneurial companies have issues that need to be identified early and then addressed quickly. After all, success breeds complexity. Effective problem solving can mean the difference between just surviving and actually thriving. The EOS process offers a simple (yet not easy) methodology to move through all that’s hindering your ability to reach your company vision. It’s […]

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Spatial Disorientation: Fatal in the Cockpit as well as your business

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by in Strategic Planning

  Lesson #12: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit “Keep up your scan.” These were reinforcing words from my flight instructor as I was training for my instrument rating with no visual reference outside the cockpit.  He was referring to the six primary flight instruments (six-pack) essential to successful spatial/situational awareness from inside the cockpit. Spatial […]

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Impact with Ease – A Winning Combination

Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by in Strategic Planning

A central part of my work with clients is to help them stay on track to achieve their vision. A key element to accomplish this is to set powerful and impactful Rocks. Rocks are simply 90-day priorities that keep leadership teams focused on accomplishing the right things to move the company forward. Recently I noticed […]

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Your “One Thing” in 2016

Posted on 30. Dec, 2015 by in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Last year around this time, I wrote a blog with a similar title (What’s your “one thing” in 2015). The names are similar, but the premises are not. Now, at year-end, I’m urging you to identify the “one thing” that will make the greatest impact on your business in 2016.  Another way of looking at […]

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Is it Time To Push The “Pause” Button For Your Business?

Posted on 25. Nov, 2015 by in Strategic Planning

As entrepreneurs, we are typically motivated by achieving large, significant goals and we usually push hard to reach them. This is a great discipline shared by many of the most successful of our bunch. But balance is needed as well. Just as important as the tenacity to reach goals, is the awareness of when to […]

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The Power of Focus: Could It Backfire?

Posted on 27. Oct, 2015 by in Strategic Planning

Generally, “focus” is a good thing. We teach our children the importance of focus in school. It is what helps us solve complex problems. And it is how we keep organizations on track. In business, we need to keep our eye on the ball – monitoring our competition, our relevance in the marketplace, our growth […]

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The art of predicting for your business

Posted on 02. Sep, 2015 by in Strategic Planning

Leaders in great organizations have knack for predicting future trends and events before they happen. The better you can predict, the more you can take control. This puts you in a position to create desirable outcomes rather than fighting fires. Good prediction is a result of identifying and solving issues early. At the heart of […]

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Get Your Structure Right, Then Add People

Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 by in Strategic Planning

I often hear clients say things like: “we need to figure out where to put Phil.” This usually happens in a state of transition, but not always. Frankly, this concept frightens me because it can be a destructive way of developing your company. Don’t get me wrong — when an employee garners this level of […]

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