Larry Mandelberg

due to external forces.

They fail because success brings unfamiliar problems without instructions on how to handle them.

Are you a successful leader

frustrated by problems that don’t get fixed? Problems that damage morale, alienate prospects, and worry clients?


  • The constant disruptions and distractions of my everyday routine make me feel like the business is managing me, not like I’m leading it.
  • My Board and senior managers work against each other. When one group agrees on something, the other doesn’t. More often than not, both have multiple opinions about what we should be doing. Agreeing on major decisions is contentious and feels unhealthy.
  • At any point in time, it feels like most of our problems come from one department and the individual in charge doesn’t seem to be able to do anything about it. It’s causing conflict in the leadership team and undermining morale among staff.

These are common problems that have real solutions. solutions I know how to help you implement.



My clients are talented, confident and successful leaders who know where they want to go and looking for greater profitability, predictability, and alignment. The one thing they all have in common is lack of experience with problems they’ve never had to fix.

I work with leadership teams and Boards of Directors to create:

Predictability using corporate lifecycle theory
Collaboration and communication using scientifically proven change management practices (Prosci®)

Sustainable, profitable growth using the Mandelberg Business Managers Reality Inquiry (mBMRI)

40 years of experience and success has proven my ability to achieve these goals. I do it by sharing my knowledge, my tools, and my expertise so you can use them in your business. The result – your business is ready to adapt, evolve, and grow.


We need staff!

Tired of looking for staff and finding ten “maybe” candidates for every “WOW” candidate? According to Einstein, doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. If you want to get consistently better candidates (different results), you have to try something different. In this issue, Larry offers three concrete ideas.
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Everybody loves change (whether they know it or not)

Everybody loves the change they do unto others. Nobody likes the change others do unto them. Learn how to flip that script and make change a welcome guest in your organization.

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Using purpose to combat cost-push inflation

This post contains important information about cost-push inflation and ways to improve recruitment efforts. It also includes a special section where I talk about three dumb-assed words – a must read!

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You Don’t Know Your Customer

When you being to believe you understand your customers needs is when you begin to lose sight of who your customer is. The demands on your customers that create change in their world can be completely hidden from yours. Ensuring you fully understand what drives your customers, over time, helps ensure you know who they really are.

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Business Schools Don’t Teach You How to Run a Business

The first time every new leader takes charge, they quickly realize how ill-prepared their education left them. As humorously depicted in the Rodney Dangerfield film, Back To School, running a business ain’t as simple as it might seem. This installment talks about the pitfalls and provides some useful tips.

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Profit without Purpose is Pointless

For any strategic objective to have a chance at success, the organization must have some sense of purpose. The founders of Microsoft (Gates), Virgin (Branson), Amazon (Bezos), and Tesla (Musk) built game-changing companies driven by like-minded people working together to fulfill a shared purpose. At the end of the day, without purpose, we live for today and tomorrow loses all promise.

Wordcount: 480 Time to read: 2½ minutes

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