Learning to Fire Well

Yes, Managers, There is an Art to it! I’ve received many calls lately from people who have been “managed out” of their positions. They have been told “your job is being eliminated” or “we no longer need your services” or “we are downsizing or rightsizing” or “we are moving in a new direction”. Whatever the […]

Embrace Risk: Our quest for survival

Man walking on ledge

Jump off a cliff, skydive without the parachute, place your life savings on single bet in Vegas: that’s how most people feel about risk. It’s scary and full of uncertainty. Part of the reason we think this way is that our brains are hardwired to survive — to keep us alive by making the right decisions. Sensing risk sets […]

Streamlining Your Advisory Firm – From Fire Drill to Efficient

There is so much to do in an advisory firm –following the markets and keeping up on economic developments, responding to client inquiries or preparing for client meetings and events, hiring and developing employees, working on the marketing message, ensuring technology is up-to-date… Lots to do and, most weeks, seemingly little time to do it […]

Show ’Em, Don’t Just Tell ’Em

In many companies – small and large – the leaders have the perspective of “Just get it done.” They will promote someone or put them in a role they aren’t fully equipped to do and then expect them to figure it out. There are libraries filled with books on developing management skills, and they sit […]