Articles on: Strategic Planning

Are you tracking the right numbers for success?

We are quickly approaching the halfway point of the year.  By now you should be seeing some clear indicators for the direction of your business this calendar year.  But are you tracking the right numbers?  It’s not always easy to know which numbers are really “the numbers” to be tracking.   As a business owner which […]

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]

5 Key Business Lessons from a Non-Profit Event

     This past Sunday a young non-profit, Hear 2 help held its biggest event to date. Hear 2 help is a non-profit established in 2017 to help fund the expense of hearing aids and other amplification equipment for kids who may otherwise go without.  The fundraising event was the culmination of over 9 months […]

What’s the cost of being stuck?

There are lots of ways businesses get stuck.  They get stuck with people, stuck with systems, stuck with technology, stuck with products….there are hundreds of ways for business to get stuck.    But what about the Cost? This past week I learned of an example of a company that was stuck in old technology.   The company […]

Are Foggy Lenses Limiting Your Business?

You never know what you might discern during a good father-daughter project.  Here’s something that came to me in a recent project of my own. In life and business we all can be impacted by foggy lenses.     In the early 1990’s the auto industry started switching from glass lens headlights to plastic lens covers.  […]

Burgers, Discipline and Wildly Important Goals

I’ve had the opportunity to eat at In-N-Out Burger a couple of times in the last month or so.  We don’t have an In-N-Out here in Kansas City, so it’s a treat when I happen to be traveling somewhere that does have one.  I mentioned this to someone the other day and they had the […]