Uncommon Sense: Why Change?

Uncommon Sense: Why Change?

Prior to initiating a significant change, leaders should communicate to employees why their company needs to change. They don’t need to have all the answers. For example, they may not know what to change or what to change to yet? Still, they should articulate why they need to change.  It’s quite simple.…

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Uncommon Sense: False Hope

Uncommon Sense: False Hope

In this blog, I identify several pitfalls that can stand in the way of creating value. Unless leaders acknowledge these potential pitfalls and take steps to mitigate them, then the idea of creating value is nothing more than a false hope. This is the third blog in a series I’m writing, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies.…

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Uncommon Sense: Necessary Conditions

Uncommon Sense: Necessary Conditions

The goal of a for-profit company should be to make a profit now and in the future. That said, there are three other necessary conditions that lead to long-term profit and drive sustainable value. Profit gains can be achieved at the expense of these other three conditions, but rest assured they will be short-lived.…

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Uncommon Sense: Begin with the End in Mind

Uncommon Sense: Begin with the End in Mind

What is the goal of your company? What should it be? How do you know if projects are contributing to the goal? In this blog, I address these questions and more. This is the first blog in a series I’m writing called Uncommon Sense: Practical Advice to Creating Value, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies.…

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