Habits and Routines

A friend of mine sent me a message yesterday asking why it has been a while since I blogged and frankly I did not have a good answer other than laziness.  Then I recalled an article that I came across a few months ago about habits and routines.  The authors explained...

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Social media tools have enabled organization to reach audiences and communicate on ways that have revolutionized marketing and strategy. Yet the viral nature of the Internet can sometimes be a medium that can back fire when it comes to containing bags news. As a...

Action or Inaction?

Effective leadership in organizations is often associated with action. The whole idea of not taking action is seen as negative, however, there are instances where action creates nothing but confusion and issues. Sometimes the best course of action is applying a wait...

International Expansion

One of the nuggets of wisdom that organizational leaders quickly learn about is that whatever made their firms successful in the past is not necessarily what will make it successful in the future.  In fact, the components of competitive advantage are often discovered...

The Art of Interviewing Clients

One of the most important aspects of consulting is building up interviewing skills.  Much of what is expected revolves around the need for the consultant to learn about the client’s business, market, resources, and challenges.  In addition to gathering documents...