Boardroom Metrics Blog

The Boardroom Metrics Blog provides an ever-growing source of business content, written by our Accomplished Executives about their areas of passion and expertise.  Latest blog posts and past content are accessible here.

How to THRIVE with the best CRM system for your business?

If your business is a one-person startup consultancy in business just 30 days, you still should have CRM. This is a strong statement and I stand by it.  I feel sorry for any business where all customer data including every single “touch” is not logged.  Again, a strong but true statement. Customer Relationship Management software … read more

Candid? Is Honesty the Best Policy at your Company?

I remember hearing one of three partners in a small engineering firm suggest that complete honesty may not be the best idea if the three are to get along. My response was a plea to reconsider this approach. I knew the price to be paid when the leaders of a company do not have a … read more

Business Decision Making With Less Risk

Most business leaders make business decisions all day long. Making decisions will likely be the most repeated act of an engaged leader. If you’re not making decisions, then you’re not a leader – or you’ve fully implemented Holocracy [ask me]. Therefore, the decisions the leader makes, may have the biggest impact on the success of the … read more

20 Tips + One to Create Successful Organizational Change

It can be a significant challenge to incorporate different types of organizational changes into the day-to day. From who will be doing the work to the way work will be done, change often impacts multiple areas and numerous job functions. But being able to orchestrate these transitions quickly is a key differentiator in organizational survival … read more

The Change Equation: A Formula for Creating Successful Organizational Change

Change is everywhere. Be it a simple change to your company website, or a major change to processes or technology, you will need to know how to manage change. The pace of change is also increasing, which means that you may be managing multiple business changes simultaneously while still keeping up with your day-to-day work. … read more

How to Become a Savvy Change Agent within your Organization

Do you want to accelerate reaping the benefits of organizational change? Want to make sure that changes stick? Is change management already a part of your day-to-day? Perhaps your organization already has a number of skilled and well-qualified leaders to manage change and help employees adapt to new and different ways of working. I offer … read more

Embracing Change in The Digital Age – Part 3

In his latest book, “Busy,” Crabbe urges us to step back from all this multi-tasking and digital overload, to distinguish the busy from the important, as a controlled path to fulfillment. In other words, a realistic approach to embracing ever accelerating change. This book makes me feel more content. It reinforces my approach to changing … read more

Embracing Change in the Digital Age – Part 2

Cheryl Cran’s latest book, “The Art of Change Leadership,” inspires how to positively transform the world through continuous self-metamorphosis, while guiding those in your sphere of influence to evolve, at the individual

Embracing Change In the Digital Age – Part 1

I love browsing at my local library and spotting a gem. Recently, I picked up 3 new works encapsulating CHANGE, dominated by Generation Y, who are experts at: Multi-tasking, defining the sharing economy, taking social media

Primary Greatness – Transformation

While reading his latest book, Primary Greatness, by Stephen Covey, published posthumously, I realize that I am currently experiencing a tremendous wave of change, very much inspired by his 12 levers of success…

How to Run a Business like a Forest – Part 3 of 3

We are on a quest to understand how a business can run as efficiently as a forest. So far we have seen how LEAN thinking can reduce waste, and how a value stream can become balanced through push and pull, and feedback loops. We acknowledged that all resources come with some cost, be it financial, … read more

How to Run your Business like a Forest – Part 2 of 3

  HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS LIKE A FOREST – PART 2 of 3 Last week we sowed a seed: How can a business create products, processes and services that function most efficiently, while optimizing environmental and social impact in the long term? LEAN thinking shows how waste can be reduced by balancing flow and … read more