What doesn’t kill you often kills you later

There’s a saying that goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” In business, that’s rarely the case. In a business, what doesn’t kill you often kills you later. Business owners are constantly balancing time, effort, and money in order to achieve the best results. Every time something goes wrong, it takes time, effort, and […]

Complexity Kills Companies

Complexity kills companies because it hides opportunities and masks problems. Many organizations are managed by an incomplete understanding of the metrics that drive the business. This leads to situations where decisions are made based on outdated information, inaccurate numbers, and an incomplete understanding of what is happening. In an effort to mitigate this, many business […]

Aligning the Organization through Visual Management

Misaligned organizations are often lacking transparency – both from the owner’s perspective and the employee’s. When entrepreneurs grow a company, they become somewhat removed from the day-to-day activities. This makes it hard for them to evaluate their employees’ performance and identify opportunities for improvement. The faster they grow, the wider the gulf. On the other […]

4 KPIs Every Business Should Track

All businesses can benefit by tracking key performance metrics across the organization. But most only track their “bottom line”. “To change CEOs’ behavior, we need to change the numbers we measure. Stock value metrics that focus on the long term are a start, but even more important are new numbers that direct leaders’ attention to […]