June 23, 2020

Use a Functional Accountability Chart to get your people in the right seats

I have written about how to get the right people in the right seats in your business, and the benefits of doing so. A great way to simplify the process of evaluating if your people are in the right seats is to create a […]
June 16, 2020

Boring business principles – needed now more than ever?

I had lunch last week with a couple of local business owners. An actual in-person lunch at a restaurant. It almost seemed like life was back to normal. Until the server greeted us with a mask on, a reminder that normal it is not. […]
June 9, 2020

How to choose the right KPIs for your business

Every business needs key performance indicators (KPIs) so that it can measure whether or not it is on track to achieve its goals and, ultimately, its vision for the business. The key to KPIs, obviously, is picking the right ones. How do you do […]
June 4, 2020

Apply change management to 6x your chances of project success

I recently became a certified change practitioner through Prosci. While I have been doing change management for years, I (stupidly) didn’t complete the formal training until a couple of weeks ago and wow, was that a mistake. Several times when I was going through […]
June 1, 2020

Are your People all singing the same song?

You ever pick up a book and come across a passage that hits you over the head?  That happened for me recently as I was reading Patrick Gentempo’s great new book, Your Stand is Your Brand.  I have been doing lots of writing lately around […]
May 28, 2020

What are the ABCDs of your business?

The first step in the Planning part of your business is to determine your ABCDs.  If you google ABCDs in the context of business you will find hundreds of examples of acronyms and frameworks that use ABCD to explain some business concept or another. […]
May 25, 2020

Here’s a sample process for the HR function of your business

In the last article, I talked about the need for and benefit of creating a high-level process for each of the core functions of your business. Here is an example of what a high-level process might look like for the HR function of your […]
May 14, 2020

How to create a <30-page operating manual for your business

Processes are the means by which your People will achieve your Planning goals so that the business carries out its Purpose.  Your business has lots of processes. Your people are going about doing what they do every day according to some sort of process. […]
May 11, 2020

5 essential ingredients of a winning business culture

Once you have the right people in the right seats, and a process for ensuring that your people remain the right people in the right seats as the business grows (as discussed in the last article), you have set your team and your business […]