Month: May 2019

  • The Hedgehog and The Fox

    May 30, 2019

    Are you a hedgehog or a fox in business? ’The Hedgehog and the Fox’ by Isaiah Berlin describes how the world can be divided into two types. The wily fox is cunning and knows many things, using various complex strategies to attack the hedgehog. Whereas the hedgehog is single-minded and only knows one big thing- […]

  • Is Your Company Getting Everything It Needs from the Visionary Seat?

    May 24, 2019

    Hey Ms./Mr. Visionary, is your company getting everything it needs from the Visionary Seat? Not sure? Start with these questions to find out: Is your culture something to brag about? Are you bringing new concepts and ideas to the team? Do you know the next big thing in your industry? Are you making connections with […]

  • Four Elements of Leadership and Management

    May 21, 2019

    There are thousands of books written about how to be an effective leader or manager and just as many “Top 10” lists of activities to do every day. The problem is, these books tend to be complex, and the lists don’t give context. In How to Be a Great Boss, authors Renè Boer and Gino […]

  • The Circle of Safety – Establishing Trust Through Teamwork

    May 16, 2019

    In a growing company, it’s normal to feel like we’re constantly in a battle for resources, results, energy, and people’s time and attention. Often, these daily challenges lead to unwanted tension and frustration. Under pressure, we tend to focus on external events, such as keeping up with our competition or implementing shiny new technology. Unhealthy […]

  • Build a Company Culture of Accomplishment

    May 13, 2019

    All too often, leaders and team managers in business overlook the importance of celebrating small wins. Have you ever heard your boss say, “It’s about time this team made some progress?” I did in my early career in corporate sales, and although the intent was to recognize progress, the tone was negative and uninspiring. As […]

  • Interview with Rena Striegel – by TDT CPA’s and Advisors

    May 8, 2019

    TDT CPA’s and Advisors Interview with Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors From the Series: 4 Takes on Succession Planning – Part 1 by TDT CPA’s and Advisors staff You’ve worked hard to build your business, and it’s a big part of who you are. No matter how great the selling price, how […]

  • The Importance of Allowing Experimentation on Your Farm

    May 2, 2019

    A culture that allows for experimentation is not only good for an operation’s bottom line; it is also something leaders and employees value. Let’s face it, innovative cultures where experimentation is embraced are generally depicted as positive and fun places to work. There are several key reasons for embracing experimentation as a key activity in […]

  • The Discipline of the “Organizational Checkup”

    May 2, 2019

    Are you in the habit of getting an annual physical? Many of us do this as a preventative measure to stay healthy. How about within your organization? Does your leadership team periodically assess the strength of your organization? This is a discipline that is often misunderstood or ignored. Organizational Checkup Benefits In my observation, strong […]