Category: Management

Expert Advice, Management, September 2021

What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Right Software for Your Business

Finding the right software these days can be difficult, as many software companies have become better at marketing their products than building them. When you begin your search for a new software application, there are four basic categories to consider:  Custom application ERP/CRM implementation (enterprise resource planning/customer relationship management) Low-code platform Off-the-shelf software Each of these options comes with advantages and disadvantages from both technical and non-technical perspectives, with many…

July 2021, Expert Advice, Management

Decision Making Without the Guesswork

Many business leaders use two general approaches when faced with making a decision. The first is the proverbial “gut feel,” that sixth sense or inner voice that provides deep insights while you stare out over the void of indecision. Not quite a mysterious energy field that binds the galaxy together, but their annual convention is not far away. This approach may also be called “bold” and “decisive” — implying decisions…

Smart Strategies, Management

No time? Are you deciding or delegating?

What could you accomplish if your staff was not focused on completing tasks, but on delivering outcomes for your company? — Mike Michalowicz, "Clockwork" If you’re a business owner, team leader or manager, then you’ve likely had the experience of going through a full day and not getting anything done. Possibly because you’re easily distracted (it happens – squirrel!!!), but more likely the problem is that every time you started to focus…