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Why Leaders with Outside Advisors CRUSH their Competition

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One of the greatest myths in business is the possibility of succeeding alone. The old saying “No man is an island,” has never been truer than in the world of business. Maximizing teams through outside advisors offers confidence and potential that the majority of executives today do NOT possess. In fact, a recent study of […]

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Strategic Planning

There’s No Such Thing As Strategic Planning

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As an entrepreneur, you know you should do strategic planning. What you may not know is that most CEO’s don’t understand how to approach it. What’s Strategic Planning When people say “strategic planning” they are actually talking about Strategic Thinking and Execution Planning. These are two distinct activities and when we mix them together, our […]

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Strategy

Where do I start with business strategy?

Blogs by David Chavez Executive Tips Grow Your Business Team Building

I say you start with what you know. Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. I always start with three things when I help teams start to develop their strategy. First, what are my core values? Core Values are the behavior rules for your business. If you don’t have them my guess […]

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3HAG

What’s your Three-Year Highly Achievable Goal or a 3HAG?

Blogs by Ted Sarvata Executive Tips Grow Your Business

As we’ve learned from Jim Collins, great companies have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). This is a ten to thirty year goal that inspires and grabs your people and drags you into the future. You probably have a BHAG yourself. Maybe yours isn’t as crystal clear as Kennedy’s “Send a man to the moon […]

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The Mighty Middle Market Climbers

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Middle Market Trends Overall company performance in the middle market has improved significantly according to 72% of middle market organizations surveyed by the Middle Market Center, setting a new record for organizational confidence. 77% report year over year growth in revenue and 55% year over year growth in employment. Leaders consistently report plans to invest […]

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Accountability

Accountability Gaps from Process Exceptions

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Accountability is not just a goal, but a mindset that every company strives to achieve. Leaders at all levels tend to struggle with gaps in accountability. But it is possible to seal those gaps, if you can identify the cause. One of the most common causes is process exceptions: an understanding between managers and employees […]

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