“The Call” Will You Be Ready?

You just received an offer for your business…now what?  If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it probably will…IF your business is something worth buying.  It sometimes starts with a casual conversation with a competitor or it could be an unsolicited call from an investment banker on behalf of a client, or from another direction […]

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Metrics Should be Everywhere (Part 2)

In my ‘Metrics Should be Everywhere Part 1′ post I started a discussion about metrics and discussed how they can be used for competitive advantage at the employee level in terms and measures they understand. In this article I want to discuss how those bottom-up metrics align with your top-down strategies. The top-down strategies are […]

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Call “The A Team”

Call “The A Team” by Tom Stocker Back in the 80s there was a TV show called “The A Team”. The main characters were a group of four ex-special forces mercenary do-gooders wanted by the law. Each of them had a specialty making them invaluable to the team. They were always called in by some […]

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Metrics Should be Everywhere (Part 1)

Metrics Should be Everywhere (Part 1) by Tom Stocker Everyone uses metrics. You, your management team and your employees. (Yes, even your employees at the lowest level). But many in management don’t realize it or believe it. Some folks really don’t think much about metrics, or only equate them to financial indicators. But non-financial metrics […]

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