Manufacturing Leaders – The Very Best of the Very Latest Reads

              Links:  OUR TOP 5 INSIGHT ARTICLES, VIDEOS & STATISTICS 1. Intellectual Capital is now the leading asset class in valuation of businesses 2. Video:  Insights from our Assessments 3. Dan DiMicco: Why ‘American Made’ is the Answer, Industry Week 4. Unconventional Leadership Lessons From A Nuclear Submarine Captain and 5th:…

Are People Really Your Greatest Asset?

  We’ve all heard this before: People are our greatest asset. As an employee, do you believe it? As a manager, do you believe it? Standard & Poors clearly considers People as one of the 3 top components of a business’s value. Experts often refer to key assets as Capital. When it comes to executing…

How Metrics Can Drive Strategic Growth & Profits

Let’s start with a critical question: How well do your company’s metrics (or KPIs – key performance indicators) help employees stay focused on delivering your company’s unique customer value? The strategy map above shows the relationships between: Strategy (Product Leaders / Efficient Operations / Customer Intimate) Focus areas for Metrics (Financial / Customer / Processes…

The H.R. Employee Relations Function: A “Hygiene” Activity Or A Strategic Value?

Employee Relations is one of the most important Human Resources activities in the company, because it is through the problem-solving and coaching, often in very difficult situations, that work relationships and trust can be built or broken. Decisions and actions are made that demonstrate the organization’s real values and its philosophy about people. Employee Relations…

What Can Small Local Businesses Do To Compete With Giants?

There’s an article in the September issue of CNNMoney that fires up the imagination. It’s about a competitive challenge, which points our thinking straight to Strategy. Click the link below to read this article, “Local Shops Fear Amazon’s Expansion,” by By Jose Pagliery: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/04/smallbusiness/amazon-expansion/index.html?iid=SF_SB_Lead This information-packed article describes Amazon’s aggressive growth plans and its capacity…

What is “Employee Engagement” and What Difference Does it Make to the Business?

In the past two years in particular, Employee Engagement has emerged as a leading subject in most organizations.  And, although it may be one of the most popular topics of discussion and articles, we all seem to have different interpretations of what Engagement is and what difference it makes for a business. We’ve all seen…

Favorite Finds: Videos on Strategy, Execution and H.R. Management

Picture from Pinterest[/caption] We hope you’ll enjoy and find value in the following videos! Please share your questions and comments! Contact us to learn more about our services. Videos From YouTube – Michael Porter on Competitiveness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5I_cnpP99U&list=TL6t8q9HLj8as From YouTube – 1-hour+ Lecture 24 by Michael Porter – ECON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvYwKM5bY0s From YouTube – Michael Porter – The Five…