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Is Your Demand Down, or Your Distribution Dying?

By |May 4th, 2015|

For many firms, happy days are not here again. If your sales haven’t grown past 2007 levels, it’s not useful to keep blaming the recession. Your service may be great, your sales people proactive, and your marketing on-message, but if you aren’t seeing results, something is wrong. Here are some examples:

A mortgage originator survives the market crash only to watch sales trickle back while competitors report double digit increases
A search firm transitions to temporary placements […]

Ferrari Race Team Helps Redesign Surgical Procedures at a London Hospital

By |May 4th, 2015|

The first principle of the Four Fields of 21st Century Sustainable Profitable Growth is curiosity and inquiry.

Where do you look for new ideas?

Do you rely on your industry experts and best practices?

That may be fine if all you expect to do is follow your industry’s leaders and have no desire to be the industry leader!

Should Lexus and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children be your inspiration? Look for ideas in unexpected places. As Bill […]

Can You Foresee Your Success?

By |May 4th, 2015|

Yes, you can!

If you understand and master the Four Fields of 21st Century Sustainable Profitable Growth.

They are…

Curiosity & Inquiry
21st Century Thinking
Leading Forward
The Mindset of Sustainable Profitable Growth

Take a look at a recent article in Crain’s Cleveland Business about two companies creating their 21st century business success.

Filling in the missing pieces: Growing companies often need to build up their leadership
Photo: Strategy – Sean MacEntee Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Is Your Company a Polaroid or Radio Shack or is it an Uber or Zappos?

By |May 4th, 2015|

As you look forward and you think about your business. It’s probably been successful for a long time

Reflecting on the miscarriage of so many businesses, is your company exposed as Polaroid? Despite it’s inventing a new technology for a market that wasn’t there, the company watched its business disappear to Kodak who subsequently saw it taken by the iPhone.

And why didn’t RadioShack succeed by selling cables required by most wireless devices? Unfortunately, it did not […]

Greed or Ego…How Much of Both Should Drive Your Business Decisions?

By |May 4th, 2015|

Every day we get mixed messages. We are taught that greed is not a virtue, and we all know that Wall Street’s Gordon Gecko went overboard when he said greed is good. On the other hand, big egos, like Donald Trump’s have helped him become rich and famous.

Given a choice, a business owner is better suited to have more greed than ego. Why? Usually, in business, greed creates better results and subsequently, more wealth. Greed […]

21st Century Thinking Won a Super Bowl

By |May 4th, 2015|

How has doubling-down on the same old 20th century strategies been working for you?

“After flaming out as an NFL head coach, Carroll rebuilt his rep as an ultracompetitive buddy coach at USC. But beneath the perpetual smile was a guy who thought, more than anything, there was a better way to win.”….. Read more

Pete Carroll knew he had to do things differently, in order to succeed. What do you need to learn, unlearn and relearn […]

Holacracy, Batman!!! New Strategic Thinking or Next Management Fad?

By |May 4th, 2015|

Since the Great Recession, the evidence has continued to mount….business owners must strive for continued growth to survive and 20th century strategies are not leading new business growth into the 2ist century.

New Strategic Thinking is being developed all the time.
In recent years an alternative organizational structure has been gaining advocates…..Holacracy. Zappos, Twitter, Medium and the David Allen Company have adopted the non-hierarchical management system. More evidence even very successful business owners are searching for […]

This Three Pound Muscle Controls Your Business Success

By |May 4th, 2015|

What weighs three pounds, has more than 1,000 trillion connections and controls all of your profitable growth business strategies?

Your brain.

This thinking muscle affects your business growth success more than you realize. And the actions you take based on the decisions of your brain affect your team more than you know. Unfortunately, we typically plow ahead with our direction, determination and details without thinking about the impact of our actions on our own and our team […]

Apple Has a New Mindset – How ’bout You?

By |May 4th, 2015|

Google Glass has been floundering! Samsung hasn’t knocked it out the park with its cellphone watch.

Do you really believe Apple is just following the market?

Or, is their thinking much different from everyone else? Apple has been leading the way with new 21st century thinking and mindset to grow their business and brand.

Are you still using 20th century thinking to grow your business?

Andy discusses the 21st century Growth Mindset at his recent Institute For Entrepreneurial Excellence […]

Are You Really Awake and Aware?

By |May 4th, 2015|