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...]

What Are Your 2018 Sales Business Development Resolutions? – 6 Tips!

The Point: Nothing happens in business until you sell something! If that’s the truth, as we start-off another year here at Tip of the Spear Ventures we asked ourselves “What are we going to see in terms of Sales + Business Development activity that is going to make our goals become reality?” So in this post, we’ll explore 6 tips that we believe … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Swearing – 1 Tip!

The Point: We’ve all had those heated moments of leadership where using swear words seems like an appropriate choice. Call it lazy, call it a limited vocabulary, call it an attempt to add “humor” or levity to a situation, hey you can even call it getting your “street cred” in certain situations! But are any of these situations appropriate to swear? … [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...]

M&A: Is Leadership Transparency the Key to Success? – 6 Tips!

The Point: Transparency is the buzzword of leadership gurus du jour… But rather than being just another of the leadership programs of the month, I challenged a client to think of the benefits that leadership transparency brings to the leader/their organization. After all, the success of the company is greatly dependent on the commitment and … [Read more...]

Sales Leadership: 7 Lies Your Sales Staff Tells That Will Get You Fired!

The Point: Oh the joys of Sales Leadership… Typically, successful salesperson today becomes sales leader tomorrow. But are those successful salespeople the best candidates for sales leadership? And if they become sales leaders, are successful salespeople going to be able to work successfully with previous coworkers and new hires? In this post, we … [Read more...]