Pausing to Move Forward: Sending a Powerful Message

By | Thursday, March 31, 2016|

You’ve probably seen the headlines over the last few weeks about how Chipotle closed all locations for a company-wide meeting on food safety. The news articles range from mildly noteworthy to shocked predictions of the certain doom of the restaurant chain. When [...]

Business Growth Strategy: Is Faster Always Better?

By | Wednesday, August 28, 2013|

In the AT&T “faster is better” commercial series (click here to watch) the point is simple – faster is better.   And, yes, when it comes to cell phone speed it is. But when it comes to business growth strategies, is faster always better?  […]

Are You a Vitamin or Painkiller?

By | Thursday, April 18, 2013|

A recent inc.com article, which challenged businesses to determine if their offering is a vitamin or a painkiller, caught my attention. In short: Your product is a vitamin if your product creates a stronger future state over time, and Your product is a pain killer if your product solves a specific hurt. […]

Are You Correcting Course or Shifting Strategy? Before Acting, Ask 5 Questions

By | Thursday, August 30, 2012|

The reality is that in any organization, three weeks before the end of some quarter, some line or another in your projected financial results will be off. Some executive (it might even be you) is going to stand up and declare that before the end of the quarter, this (whatever this is), needs to happen. To get there you will offer a special deal, or you’ll have to cut discretionary spending in a certain area, or maybe even across the board. […]