The Point: You might be listening, but do you really hear what your stakeholders are saying? At Tip of the Spear we frequently pose this question to the leaders we work with in our Business Advisory Services. The answers we receive are unfortunately shocking (and not in a good way!) Besides, what’s … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Active Listening – 3 Tips!
The Point: If nothing truly happens in business until you sell something and the Darwinian principle of “only the strong survive” is alive and well in business today, we scratched our heads here at Tip of the Spear pondering exactly what role individual competitiveness plays across industry. After … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Competitiveness
The Point: At Tip of the Spear, we’re “lucky” to get exposure to a lot of leaders. Each of these leaders has their own unique way of speaking, and let’s face it, some speak better than others! With a wide-range of personalities, backgrounds, and goals, each executive seems to bring their own … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Executive Vocabulary – 3 Tips
With the continued expansion of the economy, there's no time like the present for would-be entrepreneurs to consider launching a business (Especially when you consider the recent tax and regulatory reform). Tip of the Spear Ventures' Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Business Advisory Service was … [Read more...] about Business For Sale?
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 … [Read more...] about Avoiding Epic Failure With Your Leadership Strategy – 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 … [Read more...] about What Are Your 2018 Sales Business Development Resolutions? – 6 Tips!
The Point: If you don’t know where you’re going, any road can get you there. Likewise, if you don’t know what your business is worth through a proper business valuation service, establishing business objectives/goals can be a guessing game. Establish objectives/goals too low, and potential is barely … [Read more...] about Business Valuation Services: How Can You Get More Money for Your Business?
The Point: Gallup reports that employee engagement is at an all time low. The recruiting field warns that the “War for Talent” will become increasingly difficult to wage successfully. With these two signs pointing towards greater recognition of employees, we started wondering why is it then that … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Employee Recognition