Please, stop doing this!

Please, stop doing this!

Hello! I just finished reading a book with an interesting title, I would even say, a provocative title. To the point that at first, I didn’t want to read it; it felt like a blow to my ego. Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? My goal in this blog is to suggest ideas…

From Surviving to Thriving and Reimagining the Return

Rapidly recover revenue. Speed matters: it will not be enough for companies to recover revenues gradually as the crisis abates. They will need to fundamentally rethink their revenue profile, to position themselves for the long term and to get ahead of the competition. To do this, companies must SHAPE up. Start-up mindset.  This favors action…

I am an entrepreneur yes, but first a human being

Pandemic or not, as I mentioned in a recent webinar, this is not the first crisis the entrepreneurial world has gone through and it will not be the last. During this webinar, one of the participants shared that he finds the present crisis (COVID-19) very stressful and he wondered what an entrepreneur, man or woman,…

Strategy

The best strategists-executors believe

The best strategists believe: If I can’t see and articulate how we’re actually going to make this strategy work, it probably won’t work.  Smart strategists know that there are a lot of gaps, holes, and challenges in their strategies. They tirelessly keep a critical eye on the viability of their plans and stay curious —…

What’s going on at Direcsys in 2020?

“For the first time in the Maritimes, we’re introducing the “least expensive and most underutilized tool for spreading needed change throughout an organization.” We have been providing Business growth coaching as well as Lean Six Sigma certifications for years through training sessions and directly to organizations. To maximize results and to provide the best return…

I just fired my accountants

They really hadn’t done anything wrong. They were responsive when I called. They appeared to keep up with the latest information in their profession. Their work was neat, accurate and timely. Their prices were fair. They conducted themselves professionally.  But I fired them anyway. Here’s why; While they consistently reacted professionally, they never, ever pro-acted. They never came to me…

Opinions hinged on ancient paradigms

What can we do when our workers’ opinions are hinged on ancient paradigms? Can we change those perceptions, those opinions? Yesterday, I was conducting a training session to a group of 17 employees, who belonged to one of our clients. The training, a white belt certification, was part of the implementation of a continuous improvement…