Are You a Management Ostrich?

The Impact of Avoidance on a Company. Denial.  And no, I’m not talking about the river in Egypt. The word denial tends to bring to mind personal issues.  Yet, denial is alive and well in the workplace.  Chances are denial brought its good friend avoidance and they could be camping out in offices and cubicles … Continue reading Are You a Management Ostrich?

Who is Your Client?

Three Tips to Define Your Target Market. A few weeks ago, I met with a prospect, who wanted consulting to increase sales.  “Bill” ran a boutique service business, which had grown from one (him) to a staff of 35.  His company had solid infrastructure and delivered a quality service to clients.  As we started to … Continue reading Who is Your Client?

Are You Driving Your Business Blindfolded?

The Difference between Strategies, Goals and Tactics in Your Business. “Should I be doing more social media?”  “Should I be investing in ads on Google or Facebook?” “Should I hire a new staff member?” It seems everywhere I go lately that I’ve been inundated with these types of business questions. As soon as people hear … Continue reading Are You Driving Your Business Blindfolded?

Managing Overwhelm at Work

Overwhelm.  Margarita Tartakovsky describes it as “the feeling as if a 20 foot wave is crashing into you.  Repeatedly.”  As business leaders, most of us have been overwhelmed one time or another - feeling as if there is too much to do and not enough hours in the day to get it all accomplished. Recently, … Continue reading Managing Overwhelm at Work

The Business of Blame

The Impact of Avoiding Responsibility. Yesterday, I received an interesting bill - an invoice from my dermatologist for services rendered FOUR years ago. Yes, that’s right FOUR YEARS AGO. Moreover, half of the bill was for services I never received. After I got over the supreme annoyance (to put it mildly), I called the doctor’s … Continue reading The Business of Blame