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Archives for March 2018


How Adaptability Affects Strategic Execution

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 470,000 companies go out of business in the United States every year. If you think that number seems high, just recall what happened to the Delorean. Surprisingly, only 71 companies of the original 1955 Fortune 500 list are still […]

Women in Business Series Part 1: 4 Takeaways on Scaling Up

  It’s 2017, and many entrepreneurs are shaking things up.  In light of Women’s History Month, see what your team can learn about starting a business and scaling up in 4 key business areas from some of the situations women in […]

3 Strategies for Scaling Up and Navigating the Growth-Stage

Research shows over 27 million people in the U.S. are starting or running new businesses. While start-ups and their predicted successes and failures dominate the media, what should your company expect once you’re past the initial start-up phase? 3 Tips to Master the […]

The Meeting Rhythm to Scale Up Efficiently

If your team is not communicating in a consistent rhythm, it can be difficult for everyone to stay aligned to the same overall company priorities.  Many organizations struggle to find a meeting rhythm that allows their team members to maximize their […]

Key Elements to Consider in Writing Your Business Plan

A business plan can be an essential tool for a new company or fast-growing startup. However, many leaders struggle initially with what they should include in their business plan and how to best represent their information. See what top business […]

Is Our Pace of Life Getting Faster?

  As modern technology enables instantaneous communication and being “on-call” 24 hours a day, many people have wondered: is our pace of life getting faster? New forms of technology consistently emerge to help us complete tasks faster and optimize our […]

Stop Micromanaging and Improve Your Business Execution

For many leaders, it’s difficult to take a step back and delegate your work effectively. Especially as the founder of a company, the desire to micromanage your team members can be overwhelming. When your company started, you may have been […]

How Team Alignment Affects Corporate Culture

  Team alignment affects how your employees work together on a day-to-day basis, but it can have huge effects on your overall company culture. When your team is aligned around similar priorities and works well together, you can create an environment […]

How to Identify Your BHAG

  What’s a BHAG? BHAG refers to a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a term coined by business consultant Jim Collins and organizational theorist Jerry Porras in their 1994 book Success Built to Last: Creating A Life That Matters. Why should this […]

Your Entrepreneurial Success Isn’t Based on Luck

  When things start going well for your organization and you’re on your way to scaling up, it can be easy to say “We got lucky” or “The timing was right.” These statements may help you seem modest, but they’re […]