Need to Make High Impact Changes in Your Firm? Apply the SHIFT Model® for Success

Businessman jumping over hurdles

Many people in the corporate world, in firms large or small, have not learned the art of overcoming obstacles. It’s easy to get stuck and focus on what’s wrong or expect the boss to fix things. Or, as the boss, it’s easy to focus on solutions and expect your employees can deal with the problems. […]

How To Help Your Team Embrace Change

Team Embracing Change

Originally published on Forbes.com As a manager and leader, you probably spend a lot of your day trying to get people to do things — oftentimes, things they don’t really want to do. Whether it is a change in your organization, a new task they need to learn or an unpopular addition to their job description, […]

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 […]

Part 2. Major Time Wasters: What Managers Can Do to Enhance Employee Productivity

Time at work can be wasted in so many different ways. While some employees end up wasting time due to boredom or job dissatisfaction, others have simply never learned how to cope effectively with their workload and obligations. In Part 1 of Major Time Wasters, we discussed some of the common ways in which employees […]

Part 1. Major Time Wasters: What Employees Can Do Today In Order to Enhance Their Productivity

America is a global economic superpower obsessed with competitiveness — but are we as productive as we could be? While American workers do put in long hours and have notoriously few vacation days, they only rank third on The Global Competitiveness Report of 2014-2015, according to the World Economic Forum. The precept of longer office […]

Curing a workplace of “meeting-mania” – preempting further productivity loss

Productivity in business is crucial. High productivity results in optimal allocation and utilization of available resources, and therefore greater return on investment and profitability. Consistently high performance allows the company to be more competitive, and can ultimately lead to increases in sales and revenues. The driving force behind productivity is, of course, employees, whose efficiency […]