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Fun and Focused: Choosing a Quarterly Theme

Is everyone in your organization on the same page?  What seems like a straight-forward question gets to the heart of a complex and critical challenge for leaders: creating and maintaining a culture of alignment. The problem appears to be widespread. […]

“The Twelve Accelerators of Alignment”

In his second webinar for Align (see Part 1 here), Dave Ramos, CEO of SHIFTPOINTS strategy coaching, breaks down “The Twelve Accelerators”, critical factors of alignment every company must get right to unify their organization and find success. During the […]

3 Major Misconceptions About Business Growth

Scaling up your company can be daunting and it doesn’t help that everyone in a five-foot radius wants to give you advice, insights, and “nuggets of wisdom”.  The trouble is, even well-intentioned advice can be dangerous if it isn’t fact-checked. […]

3 Ways Strategic Planning Puts Your Company Ahead

Don’t you hate how it always rains the one day you forget your umbrella? While we can’t successfully plan ahead for every possible situation, having the right tools and info when you need them can make your life so much easier. […]

Why You Need to Adapt Your Business Strategy

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your business strategy. Every company is different, and your business strategy will need to take your industry, size, and market needs into careful consideration. Some industries are more dynamic and fast-paced than others. […]

Drive Strategic Success With a KPI Dashboard

KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are the metrics used to track the health of a company’s strategic goals. Will we finish the project on time? What does our sales pipeline say about our revenue six months from now? These are important […]

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know in 2017

As we embrace the new year, a number of articles have come out identifying the resolutions, best practices, and new insights that business owners need to keep in mind if they want their companies to thrive. With all that information […]

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 […]