Not too long ago I started to get back into exercising after a long hiatus. When I initially started out I had the goal in my head to get back to “high school glory”. That meant 210 pounds with a 34-inch waist. I was very focused on this weight and inch goal so much so…Read More
I’ve been trying something new out for the last few weeks and so far it’s going really well. It all started when a friend invited me to take part in a challenge she was running in her Facebook group to use dictation for creating large written pieces instead of typing. Changing how we do things…Read More
I want to share how my workout went this morning and how that relates to business. So today, I did my regular work out. I spent about an hour lifting weights and doing cardio and had a really good workout that I put a lot of effort and a lot of energy into it and…Read More
I often use mass transit to get to Seattle for work. For me, this involves jumping on a Sounder train to the main station in the city, then switching over to a light rail (known as the Link) or taking a bus to my final destination. A few weeks ago, a change was made that…Read More
Keeping productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness high requires proactive effort in all three areas. It also requires constant change as you learn and fine tune your systems. This change, if not managed through good leadership principles, will not last long term, as people tend to revert to old habits over time. Eventually, anything you changed will…Read More
Technology has become an ever-increasing key part of any successful business. Two key outcomes from using technology include doing things not humanly possible without tech and automating tasks in your business, allowing you to scale without having to hire more people. Let’s explore why technology matters and the technology for your business that will help…Read More
Do you find yourself needing to optimize your team’s performance but are short on time? Need results fast and can’t afford to do formal process improvement projects like Six Sigma? Have you looked into hiring a system optimization consultant to help you, but it made your eyes water? Finding the time and money to do…Read More
Is your team struggling to get the things done that need to get done on a regular basis? Do you feel like you have too much work and not enough resources? Are you wondering how to scale your team or business to the next level but unsure how to do it? For many, focusing on…Read More
Start at the beginning and go to the end, right? That’s how we do things – start at the beginning and go through each step as it should be. So often I see teams working this way when laying out how a process should be (or should be improved). It’s natural and logical for us…Read More
Interviewing can be a scary and daunting task, especially if you haven’t done much of it in the past. As the interviewer, you’re in charge and driving the conversation. While you’re trying to keep things moving in the right direction, you’re also trying to gather enough information about the candidate and how they might fit…Read More
Where to Begin?
The below articles will help get you started on the foundational thinking needed to better understand systems and processes in your business. By understanding these fundamentals, you'll be able to greatly improve your ability to increase the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the systems in your business!