How do you find a great accountant? Lawyer?  Any kind of business specialist? Network till you drop. By Verne Harnish and Dave Baney 1. Ask the best people To find a great lawyer, accountant, or other adviser without sorting through dozens of names, get references from the five most successful businesspeople you know. That’s what…

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By David Carter Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we…

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You might be an expert in your field or even the smartest person in the room—but that’s no guarantee of success! As a leader you need a set of skills that are compatible with the changing times and increasing obligations of your business. There is no crystal ball to help you predict what is going…

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Whenever I meet a prospective new client, I am curious about how they got into their business and how they make money at their business. I ask a lot of questions for my own knowledge but also as it turns out for their benefit as well.  We sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day…

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A while back, I participated in the Leadership Summit sponsored by Fortune Magazine in collaboration with Verne Harnish of Gazelles.  Among the many great speakers over the two-day event was Rabbi Stephen Baars.   The Rabbi was not one of the seven-featured speakers but rather is one of Verne’s favorite speakers that is invited to do…

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Meetings can consume so much of our days and they can really ruin your team’s productivity if you are not careful.  So, you need to make the most of them…before, during and especially after! Have you ever thought about the follow up after a meeting? The way you follow up after a meeting can also…

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There are many professions where having a coach is critical to the person or team’s performance and success…professional and amateur athletes and athletic teams, singers, musicians and actors.  More and more we are finding business leaders and their teams hiring a coach. Why do people hire a coach? To improve technique and performance To receive…

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In order for managers to be effective they need to be in touch with their teams, they need to know what is going on and in turn so do their bosses.  Without this, confusion and turmoil will develop within your employees and executives. Is important that company leaders know when unexpected problems arise within the…

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Is that a statement or a wish? If you have a well thought out plan that is fully communicated, with the right people in the right seats, doing the right things the right way, it is a statement.  Otherwise it is a wish. By this point, 2021 should be about execution and responses to changes…

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