Tech vs. Training: How Will You Invest Your 14% in Tax Cuts?

Posted by Foresight Staff on April 05, 2018

As the corporate tax rate has fallen from 35% to 21%, it’s time you start thinking about how your business will invest the extra 14%. Will you spend it on technology or invest it in training future leaders?

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Topics: Talent Retention, Healthy Business Growth

The Top 3 Indicators Your Company Should Invest in Leadership Training

Posted by Candido Segarra on January 05, 2018

The problem many organizations face today is not a shortage of people—it is a shortage of skills.

After more than 10 years of success as a leader in management development, we’ve come up with the criteria for recognizing how and when to invest in your organization’s future. Here are the three main indicators that right now is the right time to make financial room for training.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Development, Talent Retention, Management Development, Healthy Business Growth

Get Newton With It! A Goal in Motion, Stays in Motion.

Posted by Foresight Staff on December 22, 2017

Research from the Statistic Brain Institute shows that 92% of the people who set New Year's goals, in 2016, never actually achieved them. Those who failed to meet their goals cited symptoms of busyness while others stated that their goals were simply forgotten over time. This begs the following question: What does it take to achieve my goals?

The answer isn't rocket science, but it does entail a basic fundamental principle of physics.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Development, Management Development, Time Management, Healthy Business Growth

How Healthy is Your Plan? Your DIY Consultation Guide.

Posted by Foresight Staff on December 08, 2017

As the old adage goes, preparation is only half the battle. Planning tools like the Eisenhower Matrix (discussed in an earlier blog post) can certainly be used to resolve conflicting priorities when developing your plan, but a successful plan also entails regular evaluation.

In terms of our health, we often schedule appointments when we feel under the weather. Preventative care, however, (much like management development training), works at the opposite end of the wellness spectrum. It requires initiative. By the same logic, we can check the health of our own plans before things get awry.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Management Development, Time Management, Healthy Business Growth

The 6 Questions You Must Ask To Start Planning Like You Mean It.

Posted by Foresight Staff on December 06, 2017

The end of the year is often thought as the best time to reflect and refresh big-picture thinking. But, strategic business leaders will agree that there’s no best time for planning since the process is an ongoing one. A good plan constantly responds to changing conditions and circumstances. A great plan not only provides a blueprint for the direction, focus, and organization needed to stay on task, but it also evaluates whether our goals (and the goals of our employees) are properly aligned.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Development, Management Development, Time Management, Healthy Business Growth

Going Up? 3 Smart Moves to Support and Sustain Business Growth

Posted by Foresight Staff on October 19, 2017

It should be overtly stated (and undeniably understood) that status quo thinking in business is a hazard to avoid at all costs. With so much going on in your organization, adding more layers of planning, analysis and safeguards to infrastructure might seem a bit unreasonable.

Maybe you've just invested a wealth of time and resources into streamlining processes? Perhaps you're reaping the benefits of an effective marketing campaign? Whatever the case may be, you know your business is growing, or you hope it's ready to take off fast. Generally speaking, however, the associated thought behind this kind of static behavior is that there just isn't enough time for anything else anyway. It isn’t more time you need.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Time Management, Healthy Business Growth

Are You a Tactical or Strategic Business Leader?

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on October 11, 2017

Throughout history, war has been perceived as actions comprised of two distinct types of engagements. The first focuses on tactics—or the completion of outlined objectives. The second is centered on strategy—or the planning of scenarios that lead to and from successful battlefield encounters.

In pondering the parallels between war-fighting and business operations, these two types of engagements resemble two distinct leadership styles. And while all might be fair in (love and) war, certain behaviors and attitudes in business aren’t beneficial to your bottom line. Both styles exhibit strengths (and both are necessary at one time or another), yet one leadership style is exponentially more effective than the other in terms of business growth.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Management Development, Healthy Business Growth

The Business Developer's Guide to Time Valorization

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on September 28, 2017

DISCLAIMER: this is NOT the same advice you've seen or heard repeatedly on how to manage time effectively. Everyone knows that it isn't time so much as it is the priority of tasks in need of rearrangement, anyway.

And so, this blog asks not "how can I make better use of my time," but "how can I add value to my time?" And since you're taking time out of your day to read this, the information below has been condensed into three painless time valorization habits you can implement now to effect change in your organization today.

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Topics: Leadership, Time Management, Healthy Business Growth