Increase ROI by Focusing on I, not R

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-18-10

Everyone wants a good return on investment. It’s no way to run a business, as many lean thought leaders have written about. But whether calculated or just a mental impression, we want a high return on investment, or ROI. But why does everyone only focus on the R? When I

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Forget SMART Goals – Do you have DUMB goals?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-14-10

A lot is written and taught about developing SMART goals. I wrote about the topic earlier this year when everyone was developing their annual goals in the post Forget the New Year’s Resolutions. There are mistakes in developing goals that I find far too common. Let’s call them DUMB goals.

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Setting Board Priorities

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-06-10

  What should boards of directors be focused on? Strategy? People? Competition? There might be several choices that could receive votes that you could feel comfortable about. Would you feel comfortable knowing that the board’s top priority is keeping up with new regulation? That’s exactly what is at the top

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