The NeverEnding Challenge

Better. Cheaper. Faster. These words have become the mantra of today’s business world creating an environment of NeverEnding challenges.  How many times have we heard the words, “Let’s just get through this year and next year will be better”?   Some companies react to these challenges by reorganizing, eliminating jobs and implementing a list of “quick fixes”.  Read More …

LITE Up Your Bright Ideas

Better, cheaper, faster.  These words have become the mantra of today’s business world.  Technology is reinventing itself at an exponential rate driving businesses to seek new and innovative ways to meet growing customer and shareholder expectations.  But creating a work environment where innovation flourishes doesn’t just happen.  It requires four key elements:  Leadership, Ideas, Tools and Execution (LITE) Leadership:  Leaders play Read More …

Leading Innovation Takes Grit

Whether it’s developing new products or services, changing how they are delivered or restructuring work processes to be more efficient, being able to find new and innovative ways to meet customer demands is critical to success. Innovation is no longer reserved for the chosen few but has become a mainstay in addressing the ongoing challenge posed Read More …

Engagement + Productivity = High Performance

Productivity drivers provide the foundation for success by making sure there is a work structure, trained and skilled employees, and processes to get the work done.  Technology and innovation enables the organization to move forward and compensation structures provide incentives and can facilitate increased productivity. Engagement drivers connect the company with its employees.   A compelling Read More …

The Hamster Wheel

A common occurrence when making change or implementing improvements is finding yourself on what I call the “hamster wheel”.  Everyone is working hard, things are getting done but in the end the results don’t get realized.   This happens when the organization gets too caught up in the process versus the results. I recall working with a contracting Read More …

Just Saying So Doesn’t Make it So

Change, even on a good day, is difficult. As companies look to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges of the future, change is inevitable. Whether expanding a business, restructuring an offering or just improving an existing product, it will require doing things differently. It seems simple enough. Offer up a good idea and everyone will Read More …

Not Invented Here

How many times has a great idea failed to light up the room because it was “not invented here”?   This frequently happens in a culture where decisions are driven from the top and power is considered the organization’s most precious commodity.  Even if teams and groups are asked for input or are assigned a project, it’s very likely Read More …