NO BUSINESS EVER FAILED
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?
HAS YOUR SUCCESS CREATED FRICTION AND AGGRAVATION?
- 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.
Whadddaya mean there’s no spare tire!
“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.”
— Sir John Harvey Jones
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When marketing just don’t work
When I say sometimes marketing don’t work, I mean it don’t work when you think you know your customer better than they know themselves. This is not an existential issue, nor is it an issue of conscious or subconscious awareness.
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The Second Operational Imperative
Long-term organizational success and sustainability require leadership’s dedication to three operational imperatives. In this post, I explain consistency of performance, the second operational imperative, and why it’s at the root of the highest, most perfect form of promotion, marketing and attracting new clients.
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You don’t know why you’re in business
The question of why a business exists has many answers based on the interests and desires of leadership and those involved in the funding of the organization. Nonetheless, there is one universal truth about business purpose, a.k.a. why a business exists. Read this short blog post for the answer and let me know what you think. Enlightening or stupid? Either way, enjoy.
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Leadership is … ???
The debate over what makes a good leader serves no purpose and has no value. The right questions are, what are the attributes of the best leaders, which apply to my role as a leader, and how do I develop the ones I don’t have. For some answers and guidance, please read more.
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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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