• Measuring Success

    How Your Definition of Success Defines You

    By on May 2, 2014

    So, you’ve come to the realization that hope is not a strategy for the long term success of your company, and you’ve made this discovery long before you’ve even reached the pivotal inflection point or begun to feel the red hot coals of the slip into decline. You’re way ahead of the curve, and as a result of this...

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    Hope is Not a Strategy

    By on April 25, 2014

    Over the last four weeks, during our discussions of the stages of industry growth, one thing has become clear:  Every company will reach an inflection point that will force them to either make a proactive decision that promotes beneficial change, or take reactive measures once their company begins to fall into decline.  So, for our purposes, let’s assume that...

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    Continuous Improvement or Survival: The Clock is Ticking

    By on April 4, 2014

    Over the last few weeks we’ve been discussing the Stages of Industry Growth, outlining the three potential final stages, and explaining that every company – yes every company – will eventually pass through one of these three: Transformative: Fueled by Innovation Continuous Improvement: Fueled by Desire for Profits and Growth Survival: Fueled by Need to Stay Afloat How do...

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    Do You Have a Culture of Continuous Improvement?

    By on March 21, 2014

    In our previous discussion of the Stages of Industry Growth, we outlined that companies pass through predictable stages in their development: Early / Rapid Growth, Competition, and eventually reaching a point of “maturity”. This leaves them at a leadership crossroads, and the decisions made here forecast one of three future stages: Transformative: Maintain high growth even at the expense...

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    Is Your Company Destined for Decline?

    By on March 7, 2014

    Last week we asked a question, why do so many re-engineering efforts fail? The beginning of the answer to that question lies with a company’s leadership, and their ability to make the right decisions at the right time.

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    Why Some Efficiency Projects Succeed While Others Fail

    By on February 28, 2014

    You can pick up any copy of the Wall Street Journal from the last 40 years and see headlines like these. The history of such projects includes some stories of successful business transformation, but more commonly, stories of cost cutting failures. Here at Brookeside we’ve been helping companies become more efficient for over 20 years, and while many of...

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