Everybody knows that the concept of goals exists, right? The reality though is that only about 5% of business people have written goals as part of a strategic plan and action steps for achieving them. Would it be any surprise that the most successful business people are conscious intentional goal setters!? I hope not… If you want to […]
It’s not enough to just have a strategic plan. It needs to be used as a tool to drive your business forward. Here are some areas you need to make sure are being addressed effectively in that plan for you and your people to accomplish what you really want.
As business people, it is critical to understand how the world is changing around us. It is with this understanding that we can make proactive decisions about strategic direction and actions that we may want to take. Our world here in the Capital District has been evolving and changing for years as a high tech […]
There is nothing more important than making sure your plan gets implemented in an efficient and timely fashion. Execution disciplines help improve the linkage between your plan and your desired results. If you are not getting the results you want in your organization, this presentation will be invaluable to you!
It’s not uncommon that I ask a CEO or President what sales means to their organization and am told: “Howard, It’s real simple. ‘Name, Sales’.” So then I’ll ask: “Is it important who your people are talking to?” “Well, yes.” The conversation may continue this way… “And is it important where these people are located?” […]
Sustainability started with “being green.” Protecting the environment and focusing on conserving resources. It has evolved into much more than that. Sustainability is a proven profitable business strategy which takes into account business and economic considerations, governmental issues and regulations, and the voice of your customers and stakeholders. Since Sustainability will mean different things to […]
Is it time for your business to think beyond standard “green” solutions like recycling, using eco-friendly materials, and conserving resources? There are other sustainable solutions where People, Processes, AND impact on the environment are all considered. Adapting a business sustainability strategy now could allow you to achieve early adapter recognition. With this comes increased brand recognition […]
A Sustainable organization is one where all of the parts are working together cohesively as a team to accomplish organizational goals. These organizations are innovative, customer responsive, and prevent fires- they’re not spending their time putting out fires. Are you? Sustainability starts with strategy. It is the company’s formula for success. Strategy lays the foundation […]
Our business environment is rapidly changing in the Saratoga/Albany area. The decisions you make are based on information and facts currently available. Should new and relevant facts present themselves, you will want to evaluate them and grow to meet the challenge of the changing situation. To help you along that path, here are some new […]
Most would agree that any organization is only as good as its employees. Creating a high performance company filled with talented workers has been the Nirvana that most CEO’s and other company leaders dream of. This is not easy to achieve by any means, and tends to be an ongoing aspiration. Voltaire said, “Grow your […]