Profitable Growth is a Four Letter Word
Are you trying to grow your business using a formula that dates back to ancient times? This past Friday, we had an excellent turn out for my breakfast event “Growth Beyond Borders.” Our discussions centered around business growth outside of North America, and my special guest shared several strategies that he has employed to reach […]READ MORE
Delivering Perpetual Value
How do you define the future value of what you offer? It is through thinking of the future that you can create perpetual value. What Does Perpetual Value Mean To You? When I think of offering perpetual value I think of a company like DuPont who has been around since 1802. Their sustainability as a […]READ MORE
Four Ways to Grow Your Business
If you are like most business owners and entrepreneurs, business growth is not a distant thought, but a constant and nagging certainty. A business that is not growing after all, is dying. Add to this the unpredictable nature of customers and this nagging certainty can quickly become a nightmare. But we have to be patient. […]READ MORE
The Evolution Of Value
How has the evolution of value changed in your customer’s perceptions? Below you’ll find 4 questions you should be asking your key customers and prospective customers to find out. After graduating college at the age of 23 I wanted to buy a new Mazda B4000 pickup truck in black. After visiting the Mazda dealer and […]READ MORE
Why You Need an Organic Strategy
Is your strategy organic, or encased under glass? You’d be surprised by how many strategies I find sitting on book shelves or posted on walls in boardrooms, almost as if to make a statement – “Yes, we have a strategy.” So what?!READ MORE
Is Your Strategy Inverted?
As we enter the second week of 2015, you’ve likely already identified your strategic objectives for this year. But, if you’re like many of my clients the thought of how you will actually achieve your objectives can be a little bit daunting. Late last year I spoke at the Chartered Professional Accountants Association’s annual conference on […]READ MORE
Are You Taking Responsibility for Your Success?
I am fierce about achieving my goals, almost to a fault. When I decided to quit my corporate career to start my consulting business seven years ago, I set some key goals and followed them to a tee. For example, I launched my business exactly when I planned to launch. Since this time, I’ve continued to […]READ MORE
Are You Accentuating the Positive?
Are you accentuating the positive? I’ve often referred to myself as a “born-again optimist,” but it wasn’t always this way. Early in my corporate career I spent a considerable amount of my time thinking about “what might go wrong.” I was always presenting the risks associated with a situation or initiative rather than focusing on […]READ MORE
Are You Intensely Productive?
With the New Year now upon us, you’ve probably amalgamated dozens of ideas and goals that you want to accomplish in the next twelve months. There’s only one problem, presumably you “gave it your all” in 2014, so how will it be possible to achieve even more in 2015?READ MORE