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I recently saw a blog post that discussed taking notes electronically, on an iPad, rather than on paper, in order to reduce handling and administration. … Continue reading

Companies often overlook their opportunities to develop  internal partnerships. How many times have you heard about functional silos, internal politics, ineffective teams and weak communications? … Continue reading

One of the benefits of key performance measures (KPMs) is that they help you and your team focus on results rather than activities, and prevent … Continue reading

I subscribe to the theory of, “Only the paranoid survive.” Put forth by former Intel CEO Andrew Grove in his 1996 book, Only the Paranoid … Continue reading

Many companies begin performance improvement initiatives with 5S, a Lean tool that involves workplace organization. 5S reduces clutter in offices, warehouses and manufacturing floors and … Continue reading

Last year I sent out a Growth Accelerator newsletter about why it’s essential to keep growing your business, especially when things are going well: I … Continue reading

One of the four Dimensions of Executive Thought involves the use of human resources. Executives should consider whether they have the right people doing the … Continue reading

A wise person once said, “It is better to move three things forward a mile than a thousand things forward an inch.” To help people … Continue reading

How do you respond when there is a sudden, unexpected shift in either your customer base or supplier base? Recently Prime Minister May of Great … Continue reading

Earlier this week I sent out a Growth Accelerator newsletter about why it’s essential to keep evolving and growing your business, especially when things are … Continue reading