Category Archives: Growth

Cultivating an Environment that Attracts and Retains the Ideal Employee

In a business environment where the average millennial employee remains at his or her job for a mere 4.4 years, most companies dream of hiring a worker who not only embodies core business values, but also exhibits a passionate, life-long devotion to their job. This “dream” employee has almost transformed into a mythical creature. How […]

Two Things Missing from your Business Strategy

Each year executives embark on the arduous strategic planning process. After tireless discussion over the course of several weeks or months, sessions often result in haphazard job cost and revenue projections and detailed lists of company initiatives. While they may walk away from the process relieved to have a defined plan, confusion and lack of […]

Do Mistakes Equal Failure?

As a child, if you spill something on the floor, your mother shakes her head in frustration. In school, when you make a lot of mistakes on a test, you receive a low grade. When you accidentally reverse too carelessly in your car, inadvertently bumping into a shiny new Mercedes, you earn your insurance company […]

Maintaining Company Culture in a Growing Environment

Company growth is often hailed as the ultimate fulfillment of company purpose. Increasing the number of shareholders in your vision elevates company brand and opens doors. While expansion transports a company to a new horizon, maintaining culture and strategy are often challenged during the transition period. How can a full-grown company still operate as a […]

Illuminate Your Perspective

After hearing my daughter Ava continuously comment on the dark atmosphere of her room, I decided to investigate. While I recognized that her bedroom lighting was dim, it was not until my brother installed brand new can lights on her ceiling that I realized how truly gloomy her room had been before the update. This […]

The Future of Finance: Dare to Be Bold

In this quickly changing era, it can be difficult for companies to look ahead as many simply struggle to keep pace with the rapid transformation. Accountants and CFOs make changes based on current knowledge of their financial environment. These decisions often rely on lagging indicators. Rather than create value, most financial professionals compute and measure […]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work & What To Do Differently

With 2018 looming before us, many people are turning their minds to making the inevitable list of New Year’s resolutions. While every magazine cover and internet article might be proclaiming the merits of committing yourself to hard core goal setting, it is rather telling that though the gyms are packed the first week in January, […]