7 Obstacles...

A successful operation is the interplay of thousands of variables. If only we could find which variables could assure success, then our decisions as managers would be clear. This is what authors of popular business books such as Built to Last and In Search of Excellence, set out to do. 

October 13, 2016

A successful operation is the interplay of thousands of variables. If only we could find which variables could assure success, then our decisions as managers would be clear. This is what authors of popular business books, such as Built to Last and In Search of Excellence, set out to do. By interviewing successful companies and then finding attributes they all had in common, the authors posited that because these comp...

September 29, 2016

Glassdoor.com is a website that invites employees, would-be and actual, to evaluate businesses as employers. Between this kind of playing field leveling application and an upcoming workforce that eschews long term commitment, employers are trying to make their workplaces desirable.

That’s a good thing. Workplaces should be desirable. But, the inclination has to be more than a jump onto a fad bandwa...

September 29, 2016

Decision‐making is a discrete discipline. It is so important, especially in high stakes situations such as the military or NASA, that whole computers are dedicated to nothing but decision‐making. This is not to say that stealth in implementing plans is not important to a project’s success. But, the old acronym GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) applies to all thought‐systems. No system, manual or otherwise, is going to work well i...

Please reload

Access to members-only Best Practices Tools

Discounted Big Picture Plan™ Program

VIP rates for On-site consultations

Invitations to exclusive events

Discount pass-along on select software

Free to charter members

Learn what it means to be a great manager

Find out where you are in the process of becoming – and staying – a great manager

Discover how to close the gap between being a great manager and somewhere a little less than great

Create a roadmap to success

Get perspective and support as a leader

Know when you’re on track and how to get back when you’re off

...find out what it is for managers

 

Join the group of managers and owners who have their firms' greatness in mind.