The Road to Success is paved with Simple Solutions

One of the most common reasons strategic plans collect more dust than a 20th century set of encyclopedias is complexity. Longwinded business plans; along with buzzwords and irrelevant nomenclature better serve the consultants, rather than your organization. Your organization is better served with a strategic plan with simple solutions, even in this complex world. One[…]

Total Cost of Ownership Revisited

The phrase, once coined in my presence, “institutionally cheap”, will always stick. It is just another way of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. There are some aspects of our business that, if done in a less-than-professional manner, can ruin our brand and/or reputation. Most often, they can fall into two categories: Marketing and Technology. Cloud computing[…]

How Many Visions Does Your Company Have?

So we have a shared vision.  Now what?  It is a common mistake to believe that once a company develops a vision of the future (and a few strategic goals) that everything will magically fall into place.  Reality check: This isn’t the case. Unfortunately, this expectation also creates various levels of frustration among employees –[…]