Turning Coal Into Diamonds

  Building A High Performance Team How long has it been since you last looked at your training programs? Take a hard look and you may find that you are paying attention to only portions of your program. Take your executive training program and distill it down to the very essence of its focus. Do you end up with a gem – or a lump of coal? And how do you know the difference? This is the diamond standard: a training initiative that reaches across the entire management spectrum, from front ... [Click Here]

Culture as a Marketing Strategy

Have you ignored your greatest untapped marketing asset? Long ago Peter Drucker made this statement: “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” The famous management consultant is gone now, of course, but his words remain relevant and profound today – and ... [Click Here]

Execution Starts with Alignment…From Planning to Success

Effective strategic planning may be the toughest hurdle to conquer in the business world. Let’s face it, the day-to-day operations can be overwhelming enough and often really critical parts of the planning process are skipped over because of time constraints. Then, there is the sobering realty that most companies lack the mindset, the assets, and/or the appetite to devote to strategic and operational planning. Strip away all of these points and we are left with the all important question… ... [Click Here]