The Point: Business Development is the lifeblood of any organization. If nothing happens in business until you sell something, then no sale is made until you develop some business! But at a professional service firm, what role does leadership play in Business Development? In this post, we’ll explore … [Read more...] about Professional Service Firm Leadership + Business Development
Are you happy? Ask yourself right here/right now are you truly happy? It seems the world right now is not a very happy place. With a health pandemic raging on, long overdue protests taking place, and a world economy on the verge of collapsing the news headlines don’t share a lot to be happy about. … [Read more...] about Is Happiness a Requirement for Success?
'We went from talking about sales acceleration and strategic plans to working in survival mode!’ I’ve been counseling businesses from the Fortune 500 to small businesses as a strategic partner for more than two decades. Believe me… I’ve seen my fair share of ups and downs! Perhaps that’s why I … [Read more...] about Q&A with Tip of the Spear Ventures’ Sam Palazzolo
The Point: These are truly turbulent times in business for leadership. Make the right moves, and you’ll be a hero! Make the wrong or no moves, and you’ll be far from a hero!! I’ve seen a lot of negative-speak lately as COVID-19 takes an enhanced grip on the globe. Recognizing that it’s awfully … [Read more...] about How to Embrace the Power of ‘Yes’ in Business Turbulent Times
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 … [Read more...] about Mergers and Acquisitions: Avoiding Culture Clash – 3 Tips!
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 … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Swearing – 1 Tip!
The Point: A standout amongst the most difficult decision an organization can face is whether to expand/diversify - rewards and dangers can be exceptional. There have been examples of success stories, and more similarly, numerous stories of infamous and exorbitant failures. What makes expansion such … [Read more...] about Mergers & Acquisitions – Six Diversification Questions
The Point: The thought of acquiring another company can be a very seductive strategic plan when CEOs wish to improve corporate performance and overall growth. Companies spend a huge amount of money every year on acquisitions - yet studies have confirmed that the rate of failure among mergers & … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Mergers & Acquisitions Strategic Plan – 3 Tips!