Strategy Planning on a Note Card

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions   As many print businesses thrive, expand their services, and continue to look for that next big thing, a reminder that strategy planning remains an important part of integrating that new initiative into your existing offering. I’m a big believer in business planning as the days of build […]

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Three Key Steps to Stop the Leaks and Improve Your Financial Results

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   When I recently wrote about having a good dashboard, I mentioned that one of the common denominators we see with leading companies is that they have good information — meaningful, relevant, and timely. Well, what if you receive that information and you aren’t pleased with the results? […]

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Validate Your Spot on the Team

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   Over the weekend I was reading about the professional ice hockey teams that were evaluating, and either trading or re-signing of a few of my favorite players. The articles by the sportswriters were focused on the player’s stats, their leadership traits, and how well they fit within […]

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Validate Your Seat at the Table

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   You probably have varying levels of relationships with your customer base. I’m not referencing whether or not you have become friends with your customer, but rather, what level of business relationship have you earned? There are three progressive tiers that I like to look at. And while […]

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The Art of Leadership – Making Decisions

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions   There has got to be a study of how many decisions leaders have to make on an average day. Any guesses? They range from simple yes or no decisions to those that affect capital expenditures and the livelihood of your staff. It is clear that none of […]

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