Category : Business Execution

“Debottlenecking” Your Business, Not Just Your Operations

“Debottlenecking” Your Business, Not Just Your Operations

Talk to anyone in manufacturing about ‘increasing production’ and the discussion always turns  to “debottlenecking”; that is, how to get more out of their existing process.  Seasoned production people have an instinctive ability and pride in being able to maximize...
Let the Silence Do Your Talking

Let the Silence Do Your Talking

When I recently phoned to schedule removal of my car’s winter tires the shop owner advised me that “their tire policy had changed, and there would now be additional charges for their work”.  I thought for a moment then reminded him that a major incentive for buying...
What 3 Things Would You Change In Your Business?

What 3 Things Would You Change In Your Business?

If you could improve three things within your business what would you change? The best-run companies look for opportunities to improve. In fact, they are the ones most likely to pursue and embrace change for the better. While every business is unique, we have found...
Business Execution: The Art of Getting Things Done

Business Execution: The Art of Getting Things Done

It’s Friday. Take a look at the list of things you set out to get done in this week. Now look at how many you actually accomplished and how many you didn’t, or just plain put off (again)? Most of us didn’t get to several of the things we had hoped to get done this...