Blog: Business Growth Tips and Strategies for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

Business Growth Tips and Strategies for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

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consistency in orgamizations
It’s not uncommon for leaders of organizations to think that their organization’s performance is subpar when compared to similar organizations in other companies. They feel that others must be much more sophisticated and produce far better results. While these feelings may be true the reality is far from it. As with most things in life...
coaching your employees
It is very natural for parents to take responsibility for their children. At a young age kids don’t know how to be responsible for themselves, but the goal of every parent is to slowly show and allow their children to be responsible for themselves. Certainly, after one becomes 18 they should be mostly responsible for...
organizational change
No organization is ever where a leader wants it; there is always something that needs to be different. In fact, this is a very healthy perspective. First of all, an organization needs to be different just to stay relevant. Secondly, all organizations have weaknesses; identifying and dealing with them is like working with fractals. Fractal:...
If you’re a leader you have a vision. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Your vision is the starting point to make your organization better in some way. It’s supposed to bring about positive change and consumes a sizable portion of your organization’s resources in doing so. But, we all know that...
pure process
No one needs to beat the drum about the importance of processes in business. Processes have been a valuable tool since the start of the industrial revolution, establishing uniformity and gaining efficiencies. Some processes are documented into formal procedures. Others remain informal but are still commonly understood. Most processes are composed of action steps with...
galaxy
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All organizations have grand visions of how they want to be seen. It always involves customers, employees, and the organization as a whole. They want customers to feel appreciated and completely satisfied with the level of customer service received, employees that are empowered to take initiative and add value in everything they do, and be...
entitlement fungus
Fungus fulfills a vital role in our ecosystem by decomposing things. When certain environmental conditions are present they trigger growth and reproduction. In other words, fungus does its job when the ecosystem needs it to do its job. Individual entitlement too is a decomposer; but only in our organizations. It is a fungus that must...
intentional leader
Most leaders would answer this with a solid “yes”. That’s because they judge their level of thought, analysis, and response to any given situation to be thorough, deliberate, and undeterred. But, if you sent out a 360-degree evaluation to their employees the responses that came back may tell another story. Regardless of how intentional leaders...