Simply stated, a Lean business is a business that maximizes value while minimizing waste. A Lean business model focuses on improving processes across the value stream to eliminate waste and deliver optimized value to the customer. Read this article to understand the basics of the Lean methodology.

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When a business gets above 50 employees, the organizational structure should be designed to align teams around projects, product groups, industry segments, and geographical regions. This is the start of what is commonly called a matrix organizational structure.

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New employee onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee with a company and its culture, as well as getting a new hire the tools and information needed to become a productive member of the team. Here are some tips for effective employee onboarding.

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Top talent are employees that are competent, have character and bring a chemistry with them that will help make the team and the company successful. To attract top talent, companies need to use creative ways in their recruitment efforts. 

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Core customer should always be the most important word in your business vocabulary. Because it is the life blood of your company.  Therefore, you should constantly be asking: Who is my customer? Where is my customer? How do I reach my customer? Moreover, these are building blocks not only for your marketing strategy, but also for your One-Page Strategic Plan (OPSP).

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Branding is all about owning a piece of the mind-space of your target market, whether it’s in your local neighborhood, an industry segment, or the world.  As a senior business leader, you must identify the words you own. What are the words that come up in the minds of your core customers when they think about your brand?

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The SWT is a must-have tool for senior business leaders, because it identifies the inherent Strengths and Weaknesses within the firm, while also exploring broader external Trends. These Trends go beyond the industry and/or geography that the firm currently operates in.

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If your company is ready to grow, whether by scaling up or through acquiring, it is important to have clear Core Values bedded down. This article focuses on Core Values, where they fit in in the One-Page Strategic Plan (OPSP), the role of the leadership team and the discovery of the Core Values of your company.

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