Do You Have What it Takes to be a Gazelle?

A “gazelle” is a company doubling revenues a minimum of every four years from a minimum revenue base of $100,000. That doesn’t mean all gazelles are small…Apple became a gazelle when it introduced the iPod in 2001 after being in business for 25 years. “I’m always amazed how overnight successes take a helluva long time.” […]

CEOs: Three Things Your Middle Management Must Do

CEOs of growth companies need mid-level leaders who deliver results, take accountability, make effective decisions, and proactively solve problems.  Your middle managers should strive to free you and your executive team to focus on the things only you can and should do: Nurture your culture – the identity and mindset of your organization. Refine your […]

The Magnetic Power of Identity

In 2005, Ashley Smith was taken captive and held for seven hours by alleged rapist, Brian Nichols.  Nichols had escaped from jail after overpowering a guard and shooting three people dead, including the judge. Armed and dangerous, he was now in Ashley Smith’s apartment with a gun to her head. When asked later about that […]

How to Free Up Your Executive Team for Strategic Planning

Time is the scarcest resource we have – especially when at the executive level. Too often, executives find their schedules filled with inconsequential items that could be better handled by others. They spend valuable time addressing problems that should never have reached them in the first place. In fact, it’s estimated that top management spends […]

What Your Executive Team Should be Doing

The value of your executive team can be measured by your organization’s success. However too often this team’s valuable time is wasted on low-impact, low-value tasks that take away from its ability to perform at its true potential. These are your key leaders, your top problem solvers and your core visionaries. Together as a group […]

Are You Truly Living Your Values?

In this suddenly booming economy, there is a war heating up for the best talent.  We know that a great culture can help you attract the best quality people, but how about leveraging your core values? It worked for OneSource Virtual. Most companies have recognized that they need a set of core values.  Jim Collins […]

The Key Ingredients Necessary to Build a High Performing Team

As I write this blog, we are gearing up for Super Bowl 52 to watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles. This is the unprecedented 8th time that New England will be playing in the Super Bowl since Bill Belichick started coaching the team in 2000. What can a business leader learn […]

To Improve Execution, Focus on What You Can Control

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  According to recent studies by the Gallop Organization, lack of employee engagement is costing many companies anywhere from 15% to 50% of payroll. That means while employees are paid 100% of their pay and benefits, anywhere from 15% to 50% of that money can be considered as wasted from an employer point of view.  […]

3 Steps CEO’s Must Take Now to Improve Strategy

  Is your organization growing at the rate of your vision? If not, one of the following is most likely the barrier: • Leadership – Everything rises and falls on leadership. • People – Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team? • Strategy – If leadership and people are not the barrier, then it […]