The Values-Culture-Brand-Profit Connection

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Yes – it is a very long title, but it is a connection that drives results. In our previous post we talked about how great brands drive higher profits. In this post we are going to show you how to start from the beginning to establish your corporate values, which will create your culture, which…

2 Keys to Effective Resolutions

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With a new year, brings new resolutions.  What are some of your resolutions or big goals that you hope to accomplish in 2014? Considering your track record of goal accomplishment, how likely are you to achieve them? Not long ago, I stumbled across a very inspiring story of a man named Roger who set some…

Why Strategic Planning

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In our last blog post, we discussed what strategy is. In this post, we want to convince you why you should have a coherent strategy for every part of your organization and spend the days of your organizational life focused on executing that plan. (We’ll cover execution in a later post.) An organization without a strategy is…

Your Brand= Higher Profits

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“If this business were split up, I would give you the land and bricks and mortar, and I would take the brands and trademarks, and I would fare better than you.” – John Stuart, Chairman of Quaker (1900) It’s proven. Strong brands drive higher profits. In fact, most of the value of some of the…

The Hoyts

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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is a story that has inspired me from the first time I saw it. I’ll give you some background on this amazing father and son, but to get the full impact on this…

What is Strategy?

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Despite all the consultants in the world wanting you to believe that you could never comprehend strategy at “their level”, strategy is quite simple. Strategy is simply a plan to get from point A (where you are at today) to point B (where you want to be at a future date).   All of us use…

The One Page Strategic Plan

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Click on the image below to download an editable version of our one page strategic plan. For detailed instructions on how to use the plan sign up for our “7 Steps to Dynamic Growth” eCourse!      

Achieve Your Goals in 3.5 Steps

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As Americans, we are a nation of goal setters. I’m sure you have set your fair share of goals that were forgotten, not accomplished or even lost. Actually, losing the goals (assuming you wrote them down) is very convenient when you don’t want to be reminded of your inability to finish what you started. Today,…

5 Questions That Deliver Growth

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As leaders, the questions we ask tell everyone what we care about most and drives the behaviors of those we lead. Asking the right questions will keep your team focused on the right goals and dramatically increase how quickly your business can reach its primary objectives. What questions do you ask first when you get…

How Do You Grow?

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Not how to grow your business, but how does your business grow? I’ve spent a lot of time lately around business leaders who are experiencing great growth in their businesses that assume the cause of the growth is that they are getting better at what they do. Key word = Assume. Let’s say you are in…