Posts By Mike Lisagor

10 Actions You Should Take Now to Be a Successful Leader

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. — Sam Levinson I’ve interviewed over 450 government and contractor managers over the last fifteen years as part of a business growth assessment process. Besides getting to know a lot of sincere dedicated individuals, I’ve beenRead… Read more »

Ten Steps to Starting a New Management Assignment

One of the more intimidating but significant times in the life of a manager is the start of a new organizational assignment. It’s an opportunity to take advantage of your strengths and work on any weaknesses. And, as with any project, the way you begin is extremely important. Performing a situational assessment is an importantRead… Read more »

New Industry Survey – Budget Impasse Already Severely Impacting Federal Contractors

The federal budget process has practically ground to a halt. Centurion Research Solutions recently conducted a survey of its clients to ascertain the impact of this impasse on their current and future business growth plans and, in some cases, financial survival. In a nutshell – the survey illustrates the drastic effects this situation is alreadyRead… Read more »

Why Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Awards are Bad for America

In the late 1980s, when my daughters were in elementary school, I worked at a large government professional services provider. Like many other contractors, we were forced to create separate organizations and cost centers to compete for an increasing number of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) contracts. It started with less skilled tasks but eventuallyRead… Read more »