To The Point – Blog

  • Get Energized About Your Company’s Annual Planning Session

    February 5, 2018

    Did you know that the most important part of your annual planning session isn’t planning? If you’re like many companies, your leadership team skips the most critical component of your annual planning. And it negatively impacts your team’s creativity and goal setting for the coming year. Business leaders of entrepreneurial companies are so hard-charging, so […]

  • Are You Causing Entrepreneurial Train Wrecks in Your Business?

    February 2, 2018

    As entrepreneurs, sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. We can get easily bored, leaving us with a need to “stir things up” to make things exciting again. For me, this stems from an intense desire to make things better. Whatever the motivation, this need for change and excitement can cause a crisis in […]

  • The Danger of Allowing Confidential Complaints

    January 29, 2018

    What do you say when one of your team members asks you to keep something confidential? There’s a dangerous workplace situation that all leaders and managers find themselves drawn into from time to time. I call it the “confidential complaint” trap. This happens to me when I’m working with leadership teams. Someone will stop me […]

  • Are You Ready for Your “Missed Approach”?

    January 22, 2018

    Landings can be one of the most challenging parts of flight. This is especially true when the weather gets bad, i.e., low clouds, reduced visibility, rain, thunderstorms, snow or turbulence. The missed approach is a standard procedure used when a landing cannot safely be made. When this happens, the same steps are performed in sequence, […]

  • Enter The Danger, Exit With Results

    January 15, 2018

    Every session with one of our Leadership Teams starts with what we call the “Check In,” which generally consists of several questions that help us transition from working “in” our business to working “on” our business. One question is always, “What are your expectations for today?” I check in after each member of the Leadership […]

  • Rena Striegel Speaking at Farm Journal 2018 Top Producer Seminar

    January 10, 2018

    The Farm Journal 2018 Top Producer Seminar is right around the corner. Our President at Transition Point Business Advisors, Rena Striegel, will be speaking at 2 seminar events. Her presentation topics will be “How Strong Is Your Bench?” and “Preparing Your Team for Tomorrow’s Opportunities.”   Register today, to attend the Farm Journal 2018 Top […]

  • Should You Commit to a Bad Team Decision?

    January 8, 2018

    “But Jim, I completely disagree with the decision. How can you expect me to support John’s decision and commit to it when I think it’s wrong?” “Tom”, I replied, “I’m not asking you to agree with John. I’m asking you to do the greater good – to be unified as a leadership team in all […]

  • Be Where You Are When You’re There

    January 3, 2018

    Are you proud of your ability to multi-task? Can you close a deal, hire someone, attend a video conference AND make dinner plans – all while driving your car? Many entrepreneurs are not only capable of keeping all those plates spinning, they’re fiercely proud of it. Yes, it is true that cramming 20 pounds of […]

  • The Bottleneck is Always at the Top of the Bottle

    December 21, 2017

    Bottleneck, logjam, impasse, run aground – there are lots of ways to say that things are not moving forward – you’re stuck. We’ve all been there, and once you realize it’s happened, you immediately start looking for ways to get UN-stuck. While there are many ways that organizations get stuck, it is often the result […]

  • Why You Should Manage All Your Employees Like Millennials

    December 18, 2017

    I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway. I […]

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