Two Steps in a Successful Turnaround

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Any business leader can get their company in trouble. Even when he or she is the owner. Or maybe I should say, “Especially” when he or she is the owner.

In most surveys, turnaround specialists identify “poor management” is a leading cause of a company’s decline. After weeks or months or even years of denial, the existing leadership – unable or unwilling to admit to the worsening situation – may need to be replaced for the business to recover.

Let’s be honest: ...

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Making Strategy Work

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Strategic Dots and Flip Charts

I once worked for a large, regional accounting firm. Really!

As a non-accountant, I felt out of place. Sort of like when I ran a marathon and sneaked to the front of the line with the elite runners. If you’ve met me, you know that I (1) do not look like an elite athlete, nor do I (2) look like a Kenyan. But I wanted a good ...

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