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Thrive during These Turbulent Times – Stand out in a Crowd

In today's economic and business environment, most people/ businesses are doing their best to survive; however, this approach is not a recipe for success. Instead, it is critical to aim to thrive. Only the best businesses and people will thrive during the current turbulent times, so if your goal [...]

2023-08-25T17:30:26-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Leadership & Skills Development|Tags: |

Be Prepared for a Economic Recovery

The Wall Street Journal and other news sources are starting to talk about a bottoming process, implying that an economic recovery will be forthcoming. Although I wouldn't bet $1 on this occurrence, I would invest far more than a dollar on the critical need to be prepared for an [...]

2023-08-25T17:31:25-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: |

Merger & Acquisition: Integration Key to Success

In the recent past, there was an abundance of mergers and acquisitions occurring, and although there has been a temporary slowdown in today's environment with the freeze of the credit markets and the squeeze on cash, significant opportunities will arise with the emergence of rock bottom prices. So, to [...]

2023-07-22T05:03:05-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Change Management / Culture Change, Talent & Leadership|

Transform Crisis into Real Change

The current recession has thrust many companies and individuals into crisis - at a minimum, plans have been put on hold, and in many cases, it has been the worst crisis experienced since the Great Depression (if the company was around since then). This crisis has caused many companies [...]

2022-09-07T09:24:48-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Leadership & Skills Development|Tags: , |

Success with Cross-Functional Integration

Excellent leadership is required for successful supply-chain management and integration. In the last few years, every consulting project has included an aspect of cross-functional, cross-company, or cross-border integration. Thus, what could be more important than figuring out how to integrate (businesses, projects, etc) successfully? It is an opportunity to [...]

Thriving in Volatility & Recession

We are in an era of volatility. Who ever thought we'd get used to commonplace bank failures? How about the Dow rising or falling by hundreds of points in a day? Oil gushing into the Gulf? Toyota quality issues? Never! Get used to erratic change as it is the "new normal".

The Aftermath of a Layoff

Unfortunately, there have been countless layoffs during the recession - and some recent announcements by companies such as American Express and Abbott. Your company will not leverage the recovery if you haven't thought about 'what next' for the survivors: It's all about people. Do the survivors know they are [...]

2022-09-05T07:55:36-07:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Leadership & Skills Development|

Success in the New Normal Recovery

As the stock market just topped 12,000, it is apparent we are in a recovery. Yet it is far from a traditional recovery - jobless with limited growth. In fact, to most everyday people, it doesn't feel like a recovery. As I've talked with clients and business contacts and [...]

2023-09-17T04:33:36-07:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: , |

Want to Improve Your Business But Not Sure Where to Start?

Learn how your business stacks up with internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), then take action. Volatility is here to stay! Even though we continue to drudge along in the lackluster recovery, excitement remains - earthquakes, nuclear disasters, global conflicts in Libya, oil prices skyrocketing again, [...]

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