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Monthly Archives: September 2016

The 4 Wheels of Effective Strategy

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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”  Winston Churchill said that. Michael Porter, the godfather of business strategy, defines strategy as “deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.” In other words, you’re changing something about what you do. Therefore, […]

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What Makes a Great Partnership?

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Partnerships. Some folks love them. Others hate them. I like them and think they can be one of the smartest structures for any leader with an eye on the end game and a holistic model of life and work. I have had dozens of partnerships through the years. Most of […]

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How To Train New Employees

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All three of my millennial children are experiencing “new” with their jobs. Two recently started new jobs and one just got a promotion and hired her first team members. The early report is everyone is doing fine (including their respective companies). I wonder if their training went anything like this […]

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No Exchange, No Business

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An idea is not a business. An opportunity is not a business. A market is not a business. And no, a product is not a business. These statements are always true, even if it is a one of a kind idea, an untapped market, or a product you are certain […]

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