Archive for the ‘Company Culture’ Category

Bootstrapping: “The art of learning to do more with less.”

Gary Rushin

Gary Rushin – Turnaround Specialist

Bootstrapping…bootstrapping…bootstrapping, it can be said that the purest form of entrepreneurship is bootstrapping.  During the prelaunch phase of a company and at times when access to business capital is difficult, bootstrapping is the way to go. To compete with existing businesses entrepreneurial firms face two major disadvantages: the burden of smallness and the disadvantage of …

Fostering Diversity

Diversity

Working effectively with all.

Diversity has a serious and direct impact on business results. Successful organizations are able to tap into the brainpower of talented and diverse workforces in order to serve a diversity of customers. Innovative thinking and problem solving is more likely to come from teams comprised of people with different cultural and demographic backgrounds, i.e. people with …

How Virtual Team Leadership is Different?

Digital Connections

Using Technology to Connect with Teams

In recent years, the traditional organizational structure has changed and has given way to one where employees are more often spread geographically. Many employees are now working from home or offices miles from the company’s headquarters. Additionally, the continual merging and conglomeration of separate business entities is forcing companies to rethink their business structure …

What’s your economic recovery plan?

Ember Carriers

Moving you from possibility to results

In tough times, harnessing the power of your workforce is a must. But research shows that only 22% of organizations provide training to engage and empower their people. Be sure you’re one of them.  Now is not the time to HOPE you have developed leaders who can pull your company through the recession. You …

Doing Brainstorming, Right!

Brainstorming

Brainstorming is both art and science

Working with other consultants on the $100K Business Makeover means we do a lot brainstorming.  And despite with many think there is right way of doing it.  

The key to effective brainstorming: Not stepping on other people’s ideas.

And there is one caveat: You are not the smartest person in the room.

Here are …

Feedback is Useless: FEEDFORWARD for Productivity

When I dig into the most frequent failure of managers – the failure to give timely, effective feedback – I find both fear and frustration. Fear that giving feedback will make people angry or shut them down, that they will disengage with their manager. Frustration that conversations often turn to excuses rather than solutions.  I’ve heard it at every level, …