Digital Transformation: What Is It?

Digital transformation. It’s the new buzzword in Corporate America, and its importance is being magnified in the wake of COVID-19. The term is intriguing. It’s cool. It’s ambiguous. But buzzword or not, the concept deserves our attention and a closer…

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McKinsey 7s: Organizational Design Assessment

In the business landscape of the 1970s and 1980s, strategy and structure carried far more weight than other “softer” areas of business, such as human resources, in ensuring organizational success. McKinsey’s Robert Waterman and Tom Peters stepped in to develop…

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Cost Benefit Analysis

In today’s global business climate, every decision affects the trajectory of success. Whether it be purchasing buildings, adding personnel, or expanding a product line, each decision contains an opportunity cost and plays a part in determining your net income (or…

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Effective Meeting Strategies

Meetings, meetings, meetings. Sometimes it seems like the world is run on meetings – and it kind of is. But not all managers run effective meetings. Harvard Business Review says the average executive spends about 23 hours a week in…

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Types of Leadership: Position vs Influence

There are two types of leaders. We’ve all experienced both types at some point in our careers. There is the leader who solely relies on his or her position to lead but doesn’t know how to effect real change. Then…

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Toxic Leadership: 5 Things to Avoid as a Leader

If you’ve ever had a boss or manager that was self-centered, manipulative, or controlling, you know what it’s like to be under toxic leadership. In the #MeToo era, toxic leadership has never been as much of a societal focus as…

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Teamwork Skills: Increasing What Employers Value

Talking about teamwork skills might not conjure up the most exciting feelings but building teamwork skills is paramount for creating a high performing team that consistently achieves goals and exceeds expectations. You have probably heard the old (and trite) adage…

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Amazon Memo: What Lessons Does It Hold?

The Amazon memo is often mentioned as one of the management team’s keys to the company’s operational success. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos credits their embrace of the six-page memo as one of the company’s most important managerial tactics.…

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Time Management & Productivity

What is more important – working harder or working smarter? Though both are crucial to a company’s success, when you can’t have both, working smarter leads to faster and more efficient results. Unless you are in medicine or engineering, generally,…

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Creative Destruction

Creative destruction is a concept used for explaining change in market dynamics characterized by new products, services, and techniques displacing or replacing old ones. In the wake of globalization and the digital revolution, the modern economy has been defined by…

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