Author Archives: Michael Katz

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Uncertainty, And Its Cost To Your Business (January 2019)

Government policy uncertainty is a costly drag on the economy. Policy uncertainty within your own company can be a drag too. In the economy, much is a consequence of democracy. In your own company, it is usually caused by leadership and so is avoidable. Today’s newsletter examines this important concept and offers suggestions on how to avoid creating policy uncertainty in the first place and how to manage it when you can’t. Read more…

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Why You Must Do an Annual “Look Ahead” Exercise (November 2018)

In business, there will always be factors — both internal and external — that may appear on the horizon and that can throw everything for a loop. So, make it a habit to pause from the day-to-day and take an objective look ahead at upcoming trends. In today’s newsletter we examine this concept and offer five pointers for making this happen in your organization. Read more…

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When Things “Break Down” — Discovering Wisdom Beneath Failed Expectations (September 2018)

When “things break down” it means that something didn’t turn out the way we thought it would — our model (or process, or understanding) has some flaws and, therefore, can be improved. Investigating these breakdowns can lead to significant and lasting gains in your business, the subject of this month’ newsletter. Read more…