10 POWERFUL QUESTIONS TO MAKE YOUR MEETINGS MORE EFFECTIVE

Meetings, and especially one-on-one meetings, have the habit of being ineffective. People talking about their weekends instead of the work at hand, doing most of the talking instead of actively listening to what is being sent, allowing interruptions,  all add up to unproductive meetings. As a manager, you more than anyone else, have to work to make […]

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THE SECRET FORMULA TO STRATEGY EXECUTION SUCCESS

There’s a formula out there that could be the key to executing your strategy with a minimum of roadblocks and a maximum of success—and it’s simpler than you might think. Success in your business, or in life in general, is based on two simple factors: how clear your intentions are, multiplied by the attention that […]

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WHY ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE KEY TO STRATEGY EXECUTION SUCCESS

The strategy is solid, but the execution leaves something to be desired. Every business person has been in that situation at one point or another. How can you solve it? Where is the problem? Rather than running back to the strategy board and rethinking the entire process, chances are it might be something far more […]

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6 TIPS FOR STREAMLINING BUSINESS PROCESSES TO IMPROVE PROFIT

Every day, your staff use hundreds of difficult processes in order to conduct the core business of your company. This could include time-tracking, sending estimates, storing lead information, or logging support tickets. And while these processes are required to keep the company functioning and the data stored in an appropriate way, they are not in […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN BUSINESS REALITIES GET IN THE WAY OF STRATEGIC GOALS

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth – Mike Tyson A crude analogy, perhaps, but an apt one when it comes to strategic execution. No matter how carefully we plan out all possible iterations and situations, the punch – the one thing we didn’t expect – comes from left field. There’s tremendous […]

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HOW TO USE STRATEGIC ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE YOUR COMPANY’S MARKET POSITION

Here at Advisory Works, we are dedicated to helping businesses create a strategic plan that will inspire your people and get the results you desire. Strategy enables your company to achieve its vision through developing people and culture, establishing and refining critical systems and processes, and growing customer and stakeholder relationships (Kaplan and Norton). Strategy […]

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THREE COMMON MISTAKES NEW LEADERS MAKE

Transitioning from an employee to a team leader, especially when leading your old team – is never easy. You might have been an excellent specialist in your area, which is what got you the job in the first place, but to then act as a generalist and be thrown into the role of a leader, can […]

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