The Leadership Challenge: Receiving Recommendations – 5 Tips!

The Point: Receiving recommendations can be tough for a leader. For example, the Ides of March are best known for their recognition of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. Said to have been warned by a seer earlier in the month that “Harm will befall you by the middle of the month,” Caesar did not heed the seer’s warning. Instead, Caesar … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Narcissism – 10 Tips!

The Point: Some leaders go far beyond the abnormal ways of functioning in leading the business… They go right into the deep end of the narcissism pool!So that got us thinking here at Tip of the Spear Ventures, what would you do with a leader that loves themselves/their work-product far more than their stakeholders/organizational output? We see this … [Read more...]

Can Business Development Efforts Lead to Less Sales? 3 Tips!

The Point: The common Sales Leader thought goes something like “Increased business development efforts lead to more sales.” But what if you, as a Sales Leader, increase your business development efforts and achieve less sales? We’ve run into this a few times here at Tip of the Spear when conducting some Sales/Business Development advisory services. … [Read more...]

Mergers and Acquisitions: Avoiding Culture Clash – 3 Tips!

The Point: For a successful mergers and acquisitions event to take place, there typically is an avalanche of financial figure reviews/due diligence (actual, forecast, and delta explanations from both buy-side and sell-side). But we asked ourselves here at Tip of the Spear Ventures, is there more to consider than meets the financial eye? What … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Recruiting Top Talent – 4 Tips!

The Point: At Tip of the Spear we know that the best strategic plans and the best processes often come-up far short of potential. Why? Regardless of the strategic plan or the processes in place in the corporate workplace today, if you don’t have the talent to execute both with precision, you’ll fail – And it all begins/ends with how you go about … [Read more...]

Avoiding Epic Failure With Your Leadership Strategy – 6 Tips!

The Point: As a leader, you probably believe that your thoughts lead to good strategies which lead to great execution and ensuing results. So we started thinking here at Tip of the Spear Ventures, what happens in those foundational leadership strategy moments where your thoughts aren’t as good as you think they are? Will you be able to clearly … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Indifference – 3 Tips!

The Point: We all want leaders to lead with their “skin” so to speak in the game. Leaders that are so vested in the outcome of the operation that “whatever it takes” is not only the organizational motto, but performance measuring stick for what's the desired result achieved (and if not, why not?) But what if your leadership team, or you, are not … [Read more...]

M&A: The New Rules of Mergers and Acquisition – 5 Tips!

The Point: Considering mergers and acquisition is the general counsel of the company that has an advantage to identifying the players who will form his team in advance. Lawyers have a big role to play in M & A transactions, in which if it’s done badly it could be lower the value rather than to be high. 5 Tips (or Rules) to Follow for … [Read more...]

Sales Leadership: What Separates the Strong from the Weak? – 7 Tips!

The Point: When it comes to Sales Leadership, we started asking ourselves here at Tip of the Spear Ventures “What separate good sales leaders from bad ones?” Consider the business failure and success that relies on sales (after all, does anything else matter?) If most leaders could rely on their gut/first impressions, perhaps your sales problems … [Read more...]

Turnaround Management: Assessing Leadership – 3 Tips!

The Point: The need for great leadership in turnaround management cannot be overemphasized. Leadership is actually what will determine the level of effectiveness of any action taken by the company. Leadership dictates talent management, which plays a significant role in the wellness of a company. You may intend to turnaround your company, or … [Read more...]