Business Leadership

You’ve experienced it. That shift from the good ol’ days where you had time for big picture visionary thinking – to the present reality: you’re a business leader in the trenches. It may be time to call in the reinforcements and get a little outside guidance in the form of a Board of Mentors.

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Is Your Growth GOOD?

Written by Carol Coughlin

Good Growth vs. Bad Growth Generally, American companies – and Americans themselves – are pretty darn bullish on growth. In fact, our entire financial system is set up to measure growth specifically – to the exclusion of virtually all other measurements. Stock prices are based on publicly held company’s future growth in revenue, and venture…

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When the Going Gets Unpredictable, Smart CEOs Still Make Predictions With Their Operational Management

Written by Carol Coughlin

Operational Management

Smart companies typically spend the end of each year planning for the next. But again this year (thanks to the state of our economy), even the smartest business owners have questions that make even simple annual planning anything but typical. This year, business owners are asking:      When will the economy recover?      How will its return affect…

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Budgeting in the “New Normal” Economy

Written by Carol Coughlin

Smart companies typically spend the end of each year planning for the next. But this year (thanks to our ever-changing economy), even the smartest business owners have questions that make even simple annual planning anything but typical. This year, business owners are asking:

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