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by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

Your Core Purpose - Why You Should Start With Asking Why?

Guest Blogger Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:56 AM

This blog was written by guest blogger, Jonathan Herps

What Does It Mean To Be a High-Performance Organization?

Guest Blogger Thu, Nov 7, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Blog written by Guest Blogger, Eskinder Assefa

Why CEOs Find it Hard to Align Teams When Scaling their Companies

Guest Blogger Wed, Nov 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Blog written by Guest Blogger, Eskinder Assefa

One of the toughest challenges CEOs face is finding effective ways to align teams and keep them aligned as their company grows. High-growth companies must have teams that are continuously aligned and work cohesively on what matters most.

Misalignment is Practically the Norm

When Rebecca Homkes, strategy expert and teaching fellow at London Business School, and MIT Sloan School senior lecturer Don Sull set out to study how strategy plays out in more than 400 companies, they got a surprise. The research team started off by asking more than 11,000 senior managers what was supposed to be an easy question: What are your company’s top three to five priorities?

5 Critical Rules for Amazing Team Formation

Guest Blogger Tue, Apr 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Written by Guest Blogger James Daily

Some teams are highly successful; others are abject failures; some are just mediocre. And there has been a lot of research done on the differences.

A Better Way to Attract, Retain & Reward Top Talent

Guest Blogger Tue, Dec 4, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Written by Guest Bloggers Ryan Whitley, CFP® and Brian Swilling, Financial Advisors at Navipath Partners and sponsors of the 2018 Rhythm Systems' Breakthrough Conference  

The Impact of Education on a CEO's Career [Infographic]

Guest Blogger Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Written by Meredith Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Fundera

As the CEO, you’ve either started and cultivated your own company, or worked hard to climb the ranks. Maybe you’re not the CEO, but another chief-level executive. Regardless, you’re held partly accountable for the success of the company. Looking back, can you distinguish a single action that led you to this position?

It’s possible that you took the traditional route: graduated high school, attended college, received an undergraduate degree, landed a full-time job, and even pursued another degree or two. Maybe you drew inspiration from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, deciding that dropping out of school was the only way to pursue your passion. You might even have a degree from a prestigious Ivy League university.

7 Steps to Scale Up and Launch Your Next Market-Creating Move

Guest Blogger Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Written by the Blue Ocean Team

As a middle market firm, don’t fall into the trap of going up against the biggest established players in your industry. Instead, you should be focusing on creating new markets.

Plenty of successful middle market companies grow fast without going head to head with the competition at all. To take your middle market company to the next level, learn to shift from competing to creating, and grow your business by offering unprecedented value to your buyers. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne show you precisely how to achieve this in their recent New York Times bestseller Blue Ocean Shift. Here we provide a quick snapshot to get you started.

Take Your Customer Profitability Analysis to the Next Level (Template)

Guest Blogger Thu, Apr 6, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Our guest blogger today is Howard Cox, CPA, CMA, CIA. Launching his career with a Big Four firm in 1983, Howard established his own practice just four years later—and, in late 2001, merged his independent CPA firm into Somerset CPAs and Advisors' operations. Currently, Howard focuses on general Business Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions and PPACA Compliance engagements, and also conducts informative presentations for clients, as well as outside events.

The quality of business performance is dependent on the quality of management decisions. The quality of management decisions is dependent on the quality of management information.

Strategy is about focus. Customers are a key element of effective strategies. Optimal allocation of finite resources towards appropriate customer focus can only come from customer knowledge. Therefore, having a deep analytical understanding of relative customer profitability is a critical prerequisite to annual or quarterly strategic thinking.

8 Steps to Engage Employees with an Incentive Compensation Plan

Guest Blogger Thu, Mar 9, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Our guest blogger today is Howard Cox, CPA, CMA, CIA. Launching his career with a Big Four firm in 1983, Howard established his own practice just four years later—and, in late 2001, merged his independent CPA firm into Somerset CPAs and Advisors' operations. Currently, Howard focuses on general Business Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions and PPACA Compliance engagements, and also conducts informative presentations for clients, as well as outside events.

Position Scorecards help maximize the return on investment from your players by creating a culture of discipline and accountability. You can further increase engagement by ensuring that your compensation system aligns your players’ best interests with overall team goals. This is accomplished through integrating Position Scorecard results into an overall performance based incentive compensation system.

Minnows Vs. Whales...

Guest Blogger Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Written by sales process expert, Marylou Tyler. Marylou is currently launching her newest book, titled Predictable Prospecting: How to Radically Increase Your Sales B2B Pipeline.

There’s no feeling in the world quite like it.

A quick, sharp tug and you know it’s on. In an instant, you’re mentally transported back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years... back to a time when your very survival rested upon whether you caught that fish on the end of your line.

Over time, I’ve discovered my Predictable Prospecting™ methodology has much in common with the ancient art of fishing.