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The two most common growth strategies for business are organic and acquisition. However, that is quickly changing. Companies are beginning to leverage a third option – growth through insight. “Insight” is what is derived from understanding external conditions, internal conditions, and harvesting internal company data. Companies are taking up the charge to educate their employees … Continue reading “Growth via Insight – Become Data Driven. As Seen In TX CEO Magazine.

Having worked for eight companies and consulted with many more, I have seen all types of business cultures. But when you boil them down, there are really just two kinds: structured and unstructured. Structured cultures involve an approved “code of conduct,” which is enforced by management. In an unstructured culture, the behavior of the leader … Continue reading “Culture Shocked”

Online hackers generally target financial institutions, major retailers and anyone holding large amounts of consumer data (i.e. credit card companies). Every few months some major corporation is the victim of a data security breach. Whether the thief gets ahold of sensitive consumer data or sensitive internal data, the companies cry foul, promise to investigate and … Continue reading “Beware Of The Threat Within — Protect Your Data. As Seen In SA Business Journal.

“It’s okay, we’ll get you reconnected to your printer” – an empathetic IT Helpdesk. Do people in your company complain about the IT department? It’s not uncommon. However, the comments may be misdirected. Recently, I was speaking with someone out in California who stated “Our IT department is the worst.” That’s a pretty strong statement. … Continue reading “Your IT Helpdesk — perception is reality. As Seen In HDI Online.

Whether you’re in a 100-person company or a 2,000-person company, and whether you use just a few external vendors or hundreds, one rule remains: managing internal and external personnel is necessary for overall company growth, cost containment, and deployment against critical initiatives. Manual management of resources and vendors has some serious setbacks: Favoritism: Vendor selection … Continue reading “People: Your Biggest Asset”

One of the most common business assumptions is that employees that excel in their position will make great managers. If an individual is creative and knows how to make things happen within the company, couldn’t they mentor and lead a team just like him or her? What genius on your part to promote them to … Continue reading “Not All Top Performers Belong In Management – As Seen In The Express News

Behind the traditional “Four P’s” of marketing lies a well-known but rarely discussed cousin—the fifth P. This one stands for politics. Inter-company politics is as much a part of today’s fast-paced, global business economy as it was back in the days of buggy whip production. As a marketer, it is your job to drive your … Continue reading “Business Politics”

One of the most challenging internal jobs for marketers is attempting to convince management to make a change—to take a different path with advertising, introduce a new product or service, partner or merge with another company, revise pricing based upon market activity, or employ strategies to stifle the competition. That challenge is exacerbated when internal … Continue reading “Digital Transformation”

One of the most challenging internal jobs for marketers is attempting to convince management to make a change—to take a different path with advertising, introduce a new product or service, partner or merge with another company, revise pricing based upon market activity, or employ strategies to stifle the competition. That challenge is exacerbated when internal … Continue reading “Danger: Soliciting Unqualified Opinions”

My grandfather was a great salesman. My grandmother used to say that when he walked into a cocktail party he knew everyone by name—and even the names of the girlfriends of married men. He told jokes, he laughed, he pulled people aside to discuss business, he could hold a cigarette and cocktail in the same … Continue reading “Millennials and the Lost Art of Conversation”

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