This simple tool is a great way to evaluate problems in your organization through an objective lens. Grace will explain how to identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, when to use the PESTEL tool, and which steps you can take to get the most out of this tool.
Keep reading for a
full transcript of this episode (with bonus images and links!)
Continue reading “Using the SWOT Analysis [Podcast]”
Quality is much different than quantity. It includes
from interviews, discussions, and narrative stories that are difficult to turn into specific numbers. sensations and feelings
Although it takes more time to collect, qualitative data is extremely helpful because it provides a depth of understanding about very complex problems.
Continue reading “15 More Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Qualitative”
There are many places to look for signs that something in your company needs to be adjusted.
In this post, I’ll share 20 different places where your business can look to
avoid a potential catastrophe. I also explain how to evaluate these sources for vulnerabilities, and which questions to ask.
Continue reading “20 Excellent Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Quantitative”
What’s the difference between quantitative data (numbers) and qualitative data (experiences & emotions)?
Keep reading to find out why these are both essential parts of overcoming barriers as an owner, and examples of where to look for vulnerabilities in your business.
Continue reading “Interpreting Numbers and Experiences [Podcast]”
In addition to reviewing hard numbers (quantitative) and experiences (qualitative), the
Mixed Method combines them both. This approach offers extremely valuable insights about what could be going wrong in a company.
Continue reading “Interpreting a Mixed Method Data Evaluation in Your Business”
Numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. In addition to
Quantity, we also need to look at Quality such as feedback, interviews, case studies, and narrative analysis.
Continue reading “Interpreting the Qualitative Data (Experiences and Emotions) in Your Business”
Are you wondering how to tell the difference between data that are based on
numbers (quantitative) and those based on sensations and experiences (qualitative)?
Many business owners find it difficult to make the distinction… which can lead to frustration, overwhelm… and eventually to a business that is
that could cause irreparable harm. vulnerable to threats
Continue reading “How to Understand the Quantitative and Qualitative Data in Your Business”
Some years, things go really well.
And some years, they do not.
If you’ve experienced a lot of difficulties in your business, you may be tempted to see it as a massive failure:
“What a crummy year! It was so terrible. I can hardly wait for it to be over.”
“The new year can’t come soon enough.”
Even you were not able to meet your
strategic business objectives this year, I encourage you to consider the positives that happened, rather than speeding past it.
Continue reading “What to Do If Your “Year In Review” is a Disappointment”
A company’s margin of
profit is one of the most important indicators about its health.
In this second post, I share answers from my live video event including:
Which numbers should I be looking at? What’s the difference between a
Measure, Metric, and KPI? Are “sales” and “profit” the
same thing? How do I
expand without running out of cash?
This article also jumps into the topics of
Transaction Avoidance, Lottery Mentality, and self-sabotage as a business owner.
Watch part 2 of the
recorded video here, or read the transcript below (including bonus content!)
Continue reading “Analyzing Profit Margins FAQs Part 2: Profitability”
In part 4 of our series on Frequently Asked Questions about Company Culture, we discuss
leadership transitions, decision-making, and why it’s important to make room for your staff to grieve.
Watch the recorded video
here, or read below for bonus-filled content.
Continue reading “Company Culture FAQs Part 4 of 5”