Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Business owner, do these complaints sound familiar to you? Why is productivity down? Why are margins falling when revenue is soaring? My back office just can’t keep up or give me good data It seems like my technology team is always fighting fires If so, it’s...
The Forward-Looking Leader

The Forward-Looking Leader

Who’s more likely to survive a powerful storm: The person who prepares for what’s coming, and has a plan in place to deal with the likely outcome or the one who didn’t bother to check the weather report that day? The answer’s pretty obvious, but it’s amazing how many...
Don’t Panic!

Don’t Panic!

You’re caught up in the Business Storm Cycle – and though you may not have heard its name, you’re certainly aware of its impact. Maybe you’re caught up in the Tornado, that hypergrowth phase where sales are exploding and you’re running as fast as you can to keep up....
WHETHER YOU’RE GOING UP, OR COMING DOWN…

WHETHER YOU’RE GOING UP, OR COMING DOWN…

It doesn’t matter if you’re in an accelerating or decelerating phase of the Business Storm Cycle; the transformation is a similar process. What you’ll find on the upper slope when you’re accelerating is that you don’t have the right applications; you have people in...
THE UPSIDE OF A DOWNTURN

THE UPSIDE OF A DOWNTURN

When it comes to going through business cycles, there’s always some good news that goes along with every phase, even the ones that seem the bleakest when you’re in them. Consider the caterpillar: If someone was to tell it, “Hey, buddy, time to stop crawling around...
AFTER THE STORM: Professionalizing IT

AFTER THE STORM: Professionalizing IT

When you’re coming out of that dizzying hypergrowth business phase we call the Tornado, it’s time to get things back in order. That means salvaging as much as you can that you chucked out the window, and then getting it all organized once again. Professionalization of...