Corporate Culture in 2020: Priorities to Survive & Thrive in Industry 4.0

Corporate Culture in 2020: Priorities to Survive & Thrive in Industry 4.0

This post is an update to an article originally shared by Escalate Solutions in 2017.  The Colorado Secretary of State’s office reports that nearly 2,000 businesses were launched in my home state every week throughout 2019. Nationally, according to the Small...
Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Followers of the Escalate Solutions blog know that we love to offer observations about conflicting dichotomies in business, truths that in theory shouldn’t co-exist but still manage to every day (see Birds of a Feather Flock Together vs Opposites Attract from...
Advisory Boards: An Underutilized Resource for Growing & Scaling Businesses

Advisory Boards: An Underutilized Resource for Growing & Scaling Businesses

Advisory boards continue to be an underutilized resource by emerging, growing and scaling businesses. Consider the following if your organization could benefit from outside guidance.  Why Consider an Advisory Board? When structured properly, advisory boards bring...
The Importance of Alignment in Growth Strategy: Every Stakeholder Matters

The Importance of Alignment in Growth Strategy: Every Stakeholder Matters

As a growth strategist and operations advisor, one of the most common roadblocks to Alignment that I observe relates to the lack of communication and information sharing across an organization.  Far too many entities fall into the trap of limiting forward-seeking...
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...