THRIVE in 2010’s “New Normal” Business Environment

Not only do I continue to see more evidence of the "new normal" business environment discussed in last month's issue but, in my discussions with clients and service providers, it's apparent that embracing and understanding how to thrive in the new normal is critical to success. As a reminder, [...]

2020-10-06T20:49:50+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

The 2010 “New Normal” Business Environment

The business environment has changed and will not "return to normal"; instead, a "new normal" is emerging. The U.S. and the world economy have been in a recession for at least a year, and the media is starting to discuss a slow recovery. Whether the recovery is weak or [...]

2020-10-06T20:50:04+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

A Key to Thriving During Turbulent Times – Positive Attitude

There is an immense amount of worrisome facts, figures and stories reported on the news every day. To make matters worse, now that we are connected 24/7 with cell phones, iPods, Facebook, TV, email alerts, etc, there is no escaping - even on vacation. In watching businesses, leaders, friends [...]

2020-10-06T20:50:56+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Be one of the businesses to thrive in 2009 – minimize complexity

The recession continues to seemingly worsen by the day. Businesses are cutting back. Employees are fearful. Foreclosures are rising. And the cycle continues. So, what is a manager or business to do to break this cycle? One of the keys to success is to minimize unnecessary complexity. In my [...]

2020-10-06T20:51:11+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Succeed During These Turbulent Times – Manage for Cash Part 2

In today's economic and business environment, cash is king. The critical importance of cash in businesses continues to rise. One just has to read the news to see cash highlighted on a daily basis in relation to several high profile companies - GM, Chrysler, MGM Mirage, GE Capital etc. [...]

2020-10-06T20:51:24+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Succeed During These Turbulent Times – Manage for Cash Part 1: Manage Inventories

Businesses continue to cut back as the economy continues to worsen - seemingly every day. Cutting costs in a reasonable and smart manner is required; however, cost cutting alone rarely achieves success. As one of my mentors used to say, the best problem to have is a cost problem [...]

2020-10-06T20:51:41+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

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 [...]

2020-10-06T20:51:56+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

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 [...]

2020-10-06T20:52:19+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|
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