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Navigating Growth Through an Inflection Point
  • Navigating Growth Through an Inflection Point

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    We recently worked on a project that required the integration of two $30M companies. Both had grown to this size in a short period of time and had systems that supported their individual sizes relatively well. When the two were combined, they pushed across an inflection point. An inflections point is when a company’s systems, business processes and organization structure are struggling to support the size of the company and are incapable of supporting future growth to the next inflection point. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on September 14, 2020
  • Make America Great Again? – Failure in the First Degree

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    We have been fortunate in that none of our family or close associates and friends that we know have gotten sick from COVID-19. As we sit at home attempting to construct some level of normalcy, I struggle with the magnificent failure of a system that is incapable of meeting the needs of its citizens. A system that has prioritized economics over public health. While the government, in record time, is pumping trillions of dollars into the economy to stop financial Armageddon, it has failed to put …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on April 24, 2020
  • Recession Planning Workshop

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    We are in a recession as declared by multiple well known business and financial leaders in a recent Forbes article. I completely agree and believe that this will parallel the financial crisis of 2009. Given that this atypical recession is here with unprecedented speed, Group50 has put together a Recession Planning Workshop that is designed to provide senior leaders and stakeholders with a full view of the inherent recession risk in a company.  The workshop has an elapsed time of 1-2 …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on March 16, 2020
  • Blockchain and IoT Strategy and Use Cases – Aviation

    Preparing for a Downturn

    It was a month ago that I did a Blockchain and IoT workshop with over 65 Aviation executives at the IAFS Planning Summit in Denver.  In that workshop, I discussed Blockchain and IoT applications in the Aviation Industry.  I did an informal pole and found that the average understanding of Blockchain and IoT amongst executives is …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on September 22, 2018
  • Increasing Enterprise Value by Mitigating Multiple Risk

    Preparing for a Downturn

    I was recently asked by an executive about how he should manage the division he just took over as its president. I told him to “Manage it like you are going to sell it – Optimize enterprise value and mitigate multiple risk”.  The executive gave a strange look and asked why that mattered.

    Many leaders think that their only measure of success is the P&L–the amount of operating profit the company generated. Those who believe that are missing …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on June 6, 2018
  • 5 Phases of Lean Deployment – Phase 1, Exploration

    Preparing for a Downturn

     

    The 5 Phases of Lean Deployment provides organizations who are looking to become world-class leaders in their industry a roadmap for getting there. When undertaking improvements, it is usually easy to establish the “what”: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on March 11, 2018
  • Driving Continuous Improvement – Part IV: Creating a Culture of Strategic Execution

    Preparing for a Downturn

    There are 5 key elements for driving continuous improvement.  Part IV of this series is about the most effective way to integrate continuous improvement into your business and creating a culture of strategic execution.  Continuous improvement as a strategy requires …Read More

    This entry was posted in Uncategorized, on December 2, 2017
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