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There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart.
When I was elected president of the board of a country club, I immediately talked with the key staff and department heads, influential club members, primary vendors, and community supporters to get a good view operations and the business health of the club. I also looked at the books and administration files as…Continue
OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay.
Back in the ‘90s, my organization went through an image update – a new logo, and a branded, coordinated image to go with it. Our PR firm took on the project and immediately dedicated a design team to us.
At the time, we had a long…Continue
Picture this: Lucy has convinced Charlie Brown to run up to kick the football while she is holding it. Charlie races toward the ball and just before he kicks it, Lucy pulls it away – again.
Of course, Charlie kicks nothing but air and winds up on his back with a thud; humiliated and disappointed – again.…Continue
During a period of more than 10 years, as a CEO, Director, and Board Chairman, I have been responsible for disposing of three organizations and have been an acquisition target of two other organizations. I have been a close observer of several others.
Here's what I learned.
Start Early. From concept to handing over the keys takes about 2 years. Seller or buyer, it takes time to find and qualify…Continue