Telecommuting Takes Alignment

Telecommuting Takes Alignment

How big a deal is telecommuting? Bigger by the day, especially if you’re working for or running a large company. And as business leaders and employees get more comfortable with the idea that telecommuters can be highly productive working from home, it’s going to get...
Five Common Business-Breaking Leadership Errors

Five Common Business-Breaking Leadership Errors

We all see those stories in the business publications: once-promising enterprises, whose dynamic leader was the subject of profiles in success just a few months back, suddenly going belly up and closing their doors. Oftentimes there’s a kind of witch hunt mentality in...
Better, Faster, Smarter

Better, Faster, Smarter

These days, those three words – better, faster, smarter – have become the goal for all sorts of businesses. Do a Google search and you’ll see them applied to banking, car manufacturing, data analysis, urban design, government, transportation, and even things...
Resistance to Change? It’s Human Nature

Resistance to Change? It’s Human Nature

So – your company has gone through its first Business Storm Cycle, and come out the other side. You survived the Tornado of hypergrowth and booming sales, and all the chaos that created. You experienced the pendulum swing of the Avalanche, your downturn phase where...
How Do You Define “Start-Up?”

How Do You Define “Start-Up?”

How do you define “start-up?” Think about your answer, because that definition can impact your business in a big way, for better or worse. If you ask most business owners, they’ll tell you that the phrase refers to that period when a new business first introduces its...