1. A Balance of Entrepreneurship and Discipline is Critical to Growing a Company – Though they may seem at odds both are possible.

      Jim Collins, in the classic book Good To Great explained that one key to becoming a great company was being able to maintain both discipline and entrepreneurship, or innovation as you grow. Of course, this is easy to say but I could speak for a whole day on what it really means and the organizational, political and individual forces that usually prevent it. These two characteristics are ofte…Read More

  2. Questions to ask about your business for the best possible year.

    Questions to ask about your business for the best possible year. 1. Do you have someone with at least five years experience in each key area of your business, especially those areas that are your differentiator, or competitive advantage to be sure you are leading, not following?  Where innovation could help. 2. Have you installed systems to delegate, train and make processes consistent for qualit…Read More