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“Why” is a great question. Do you wonder why? The answer is simple: it puts things into context. It shows the future and sets the … Continue reading

This famous saying and book title by Marshall Goldsmith, the consummate management coach, applies to many things in our business lives, not the least of … 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

Many companies use benchmarking as a means to drive process and productivity improvement. Most industries publish benchmarking data including financial, productivity, asset, market growth, and … Continue reading

How can you create more speed in your company? Eliminate anything that isn’t needed. Rather than just trying to work faster, assess the process and … Continue reading

To dramatically increase a company’s value, you can’t just think outside the box, you have to destroy the box. Many executives have (intentionally or not) … 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

Many companies focus on the tactics of continuous improvement and are often disappointed with their lackluster results. They look at top line growth and see … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal and Vistage recently conducted a survey of CEOs of small business ($1 million to $20 million) about the election’s impact on … Continue reading

Strong process discipline is vital for top performance. By discipline, I’m referring to the tenacity, diligence, and persistence people exhibit in their work. Let me … Continue reading