If You Run Your Business as Though You’re Going to Sell It, What’s the Number?

28 Jun
June 28, 2018
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As an entrepreneurial CEO, owner, how do you benchmark your performance and that of your company as you go through the stages of growth and meet your “lifestyle” aspirations?

If you’re like some CEOs I know, you may find yourself in an “entrepreneurial comfort zone,” where you lead and manage the business to the point where it has become your own personal ATM. The enterprise throws off enough income to satisfy your aspirations and standard of living. It can be difficult to escape this comfort zone or for you as an owner to acknowledge your responsibility to maximize the equity value of the enterprise beyond a “lifestyle” business. Read more →

Stand on your desk!!! Get behind the counter!!! Break down the walls!!! You’re boring!!!!

18 May
May 18, 2018
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A CEO’s perspective and vision are often defined by their routines. So, it is useful for them to break their routines in order to gain new perspectives.

Example: Stand on your desk!!!
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Process Choke Point: Indecision is a Decision.

15 Feb
February 15, 2018
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Being CEO/Owner means you have to make decisions in a timely and effective manner.

Yes or No…Heads or Tails…Left or Right.

At LEVERAGEDWISDOM, we’re all for a well-researched thoughtful measured decision making process that’s inclusive of others.  After all we are a CEO/Owner peer learning organization; but, at the end of the day…somebody has to pull the trigger.  However, too often, leaders insist on more information and more time…more meetings and more opinions, more of this and more of that.  Bottom-line, if the decision process takes too long it becomes a Choke Point. Read more →

Choke Points #1: Person, Position or Process

11 Jan
January 11, 2018
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At LEVERAGEDWISDOM we work on our Member CEO’s choke points often leading to unusual action steps.

In military strategy, choke points are geographical features; such as bridge, valley, or strait which an army or navy is forced to pass through. The choke point increases vulnerability, decreases combat power and compromises the ability of a unit to reach their objective.

In business a choke point is a person, position or process that decreases the company’s operational excellence when delivering products or services to customers; thereby, compromising growth and/or profitability.

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What’s the expiration date on your business?

03 Dec
December 3, 2017
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“We tackle the tough questions that keep owners of privately held businesses up at night.”
Richard Lavin

The stark reality is that there is life cycle to everything.  At some point even the greatest waterway has to be widened (the Panama Canal).  A company built on rock-solid chemistry is blindsided by digital process (Kodak).  A disease defeats its medicine (TB).

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