Communicating Strategy

One of the by-products of the internet age was forcing organizations to publish information such as mission and vision statements. Companies quickly developed marketing brochure type websites to communicate with clients and attempt to reach new ones.  Even...

Leadership in Action

Earlier this year my alma mater (the college I graduated from) named a new president.  The long time serving president who had been in charge while I was there had retired several years ago and the person who had taken over from him had encountered some challenges on...

Family Owned Businesses

I read a study a couple of years ago that showed that most family owned businesses have a hard time staying in business past the second generation.  I don’t remember the exact figure but I think it might be that the businesses that are able to continue on into...

Management By Committee

Today’s business environment and the need for organizations to form multi-departmental/disciplinary teams requires a matrix process for management.  As such, the order of the day becomes management by committee.  The power and influence of individual...

Managed Growth

When I entered college as a freshman I remember attending a speech by the college’s president where he outlined the future strategy of the institution. During his talk he explained that our college was a small liberal arts college that had no intention of...

Productivity and Chickens

Employee productivity is one of those areas that organizations look to as part of establishing competitive advantage and success of the project.  There are several concepts that are associated to this, yet one of the more puzzling factors is time off or away from...