Management Theory

February 7, 2009

The 4+2 Formula for Success

In an old issue of Leadership Strategies (www.briefings.com/leadership) a small insert caught my eye: The 4+2 formula for success quotes Harvard Business School professor Nitin Nohria who concludes: “Success requires leaders to be masters of four fundamental business practices – stategy, execution, culture and organization – and excel at two of four secondary functions: talent, […]

Management Theory
October 11, 2008

Go ahead – speak up!

Over the past three weeks, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to do what I most love: facilitate group think tanks!  Remodelers Advantage, with whom I’ve worked since 2003, provides the structure for 12 or so non-competitive remodeling companies from around the country to meet twice yearly and de-construct / re-construct member company’s as well […]

Management Theory
August 6, 2008

5 Stage of Business Growth

Every business, whether a remodeler or General Motors, proceeds through the same predictable 5 stages of business growth. Many remodelers find great success at Stage 3 – I call it the “sweet spot” because at this stage the owner sells, does a bit of estimating and generally enjoys a relatively stable business life and somewhat […]

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