Archive for the ‘Metrics’ Category

A Simple Plan: Three Goals for Every CEO


goal (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

In an interview with the New York Times, FM Global CEO and Chair Shivan S. Subramaniam revealed the most important tools for managers when ensuring employees are being productive. He said that while not everyone completes tasks in the same way, as long as the …

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 …

Studying Business Failure to Achieve Business Success

Knowing Business Failure has Resulted in Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

We can write about business success, however we need to learn from business failure.  Once I mentioned at a business forum that I study “failure”. The look I received was of shock and puzzlement.  Why …

My Company is in Trouble: What do I do?

Is your Company in trouble?

Is your Company in trouble?

Every business entity is different. Signs of financial distress of one company may not apply to another. Notwithstanding, common problems most companies experience tend to be warning signs, signals, of pending trouble regardless of type of business, industry, size, etc.

Your company may be experiencing …

Red Flags for Hiring and Promotion

Job Application

Hire slow – fire fast

I assume you’ve been there…sitting at your desk, looking at your notes from an interview with a candidate.  You feel the pressure to say “yes”.  You hate to waste precious time interviewing more candidates or asking the recruiter to go back to the well.  But …

3 Simple Ways to Improve EBITDA

In 2012, too many organizations will throw money down the toilet.  Again.  How?

Improve Your Bottom Line

Improve Your Bottom Line

  • their leaders believe that disengaged employees are few and far between
  • managers get too busy to use even the simplest practices to engage people
  • no one measures bleeding cash when top performers go