Rebuilding sales is critical to business survival. COVID-19 has shifted the marketplace and the playing field. Be aware of the changes, and the adjustments necessary to build business now.
Author Archive | Ellen Huxtable
Disruption creates opportunities. In the wake of the storm lie possibilities for new ventures and new markets. Discover and capitalize on these.
Seven tips for successfully managing a remote workforce
The business world has been thrust into a new era – that of COVID working from home. Our Not-So-Distant Past It has been an eternity since mid-March. For many, the routine of a rush hour commute, office hours and corporate structure was replaced overnight with working from home and a commute to the kitchen table. […]
COVID-19 and business are intertwined. The virus has targeted not only individuals, but also the business infrastructure, trade, supply chains and consumer behavior. We are in the midst of ongoing change and disruption, trying to establish some normalcy while dealing with the unexpected. It’s time to think, plan, and act. Consider both the immediate realities, […]
Managing business uncertainty can be overwhelming. Even if you embrace and even welcome change, dealing with uncertainty from local markets and global developments is a whole different ballgame. What’s happening with the economy? What is the impact of global warming on the weather, or agriculture and water supplies, or property values and retirement destinations? How […]
Improve processes with four simple questions.
Building your business isn’t quite as dramatic as a televised medieval saga; there are no flying fire-breathing dragons or endless legions of soldiers, and no prophesies to be fulfilled by the last episode. All human endeavor has parallels, however, and those of us interested in building a business can learn greatly from the success, conflicts […]
Do you know a peaceable leader? What is a peaceable leader? Think back to all the leaders you have known, in business and in other fields. Now think about those you would consider the best. What do they have in common? I have had the privilege of knowing, working with, and working for several exemplary […]
How about them Cubs? Business leadership can be exhausting. So take a break, and indulge and reflect on glorious memories of our National Pastime. It’s springtime in Chicagoland, and thoughts, at least on the north side, again turn toward the perpetual saga of the Chicago Cubs. After endless agonizing decades, three short years ago, the […]