Conflicting Dichotomies in Business & Industry: Birds of a Feather vs. Opposites Attract

Conflicting Dichotomies in Business & Industry: Birds of a Feather vs. Opposites Attract

I am often asked to help clients overcome “conflicting dichotomies” – realities being experienced within a business or industry with seemingly contradictory or mutually-exclusive qualities.  Challenges I am seeing in my client-base and the greater marketplace...
Roadblocks to Strategic Alignment in Partnerships: Four Difficult Questions Business Owners Must Ask

Roadblocks to Strategic Alignment in Partnerships: Four Difficult Questions Business Owners Must Ask

For all of the posts, presentations and lectures I share that highlight the “Four Steps of Effective Strategic Planning”, the truth is, some organizations have a (much) more difficult time solidifying their growth path than others do. One of the most frequent requests...
Step 2- Strategic Alignment: Collaboration Advances Mission

Step 2- Strategic Alignment: Collaboration Advances Mission

Successful strategic plans include methodologies for engaging all stakeholders into the implementation of the mission and growth goals. Successful strategies permeate the entire organization. Strategic development and implementation are made possible through people....
Step 1 – Escalate’s 8 Critical Topics in Strategy Development: Start by Asking the Right Questions

Step 1 – Escalate’s 8 Critical Topics in Strategy Development: Start by Asking the Right Questions

Want to Grow Your Business?  Start by Asking the Right Questions.   When working with our clients, Escalate Solutions applies the following “8 Critical Topics in Strategic Planning” to pinpoint the most critical subject areas for enabling growth...
The Need for Cross-Sector Balance: The Death of the Single-Minded Business Leader

The Need for Cross-Sector Balance: The Death of the Single-Minded Business Leader

Like many others in the Rocky Mountain Region, I attended the annual Denver Startup Week last fall. I was fortunate enough to sit-in on one of the (always-engaging) sessions led by thought-leader and celebrated speaker, professor, entrepreneur and founder of...