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The Position of Choice

The Founder’s Trap occurs when a leader is so essential to a company’s day-to-day operations that the business requires their continued daily involvement to sustain and grow. Until they escape that role, the Position of Choice will remain out of reach. …

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Seven Signs Your Company Performance Is a Real Problem

Every business experiences dips in profits and stalled growth throughout its lifecycle. Though nerve-racking, these natural ebbs and flows in …

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3 Ways Middle Market Construction Companies Can Improve Financial Performance

In the construction industry, the finance and accounting functions of middle market companies often operate in a way that results …

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Six Signs Your Portfolio Company Needs Leadership Assistance

In a perfect world, private equity investors are able to sit back after purchasing a promising portfolio company and wait …

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The End of Globalization: Creating Value in a Storm

The fourth piece in our “End of Globalization” series discusses the challenges (and ways forward) for creating enterprise value in uncertain times. …

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“Air Cover” for the Poor Performers and Uninformed

Fortunately for all the mediocre performers out there, there’s a sea of excuses coming for you to hide behind. I …

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast, But the Category Leader Consumes All

We’ve all heard the famous Peter Drucker saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This means that the Culture of your company …

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SmartScale Protocol to Optimize Processes

Are you an innovator looking to unlock unrealized profits and establish a firm foundation for future growth? Are you looking …

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Demystify Change Management in the Middle Market Before you go Extinct

It is a full-time job to lead a company and a full-time job to change it. Seeking outside help for Change Management initiatives means that you are ready to take your Middle Market business to the next level. …

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SmartScale Sustainable Scaling

Are you motivated to change the game in your industry? We create value in a different way. Our approach, called …