The toughest business to consult on is your own. It is too easy, as my mentor Alan Weiss says, “to breathe your own exhaust.” I know this for having been in business for over 20 years.
The business world has only gotten more complex.
- How do you determine the right strategy?
- How do you set the right priorities?
- How do you deal with complex issues?
- Are you addressing issues that matter to customers?
- Is your business growing, flat-lined or in a state of decline?
- Is your team excited or feeling pretty blazé?
- Who do you turn to get confidential advice or to brainstorm ideas?
We offer a trusted advisor program to help leaders deal with these issues and more.
“We needed to reduce the cycle time for a critical portion of our order acceptance process. Dave managed our re-engineering effort which resulted in fully defining our manufacturing capabilities and reducing our cycle time from 5 days to 1. This increased customer satisfaction and provided the foundation for our new configurator initiative.”
Bruce Crawford, Director, Customer Order Mgmt
Did you know…
Dave Gardner offers a Trusted Advisor Program for small and medium-sized businesses as well as business units within larger companies?
Thought for the week:
“You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.” – Sir Richard Branson
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Dave Gardner is a management consultant, speaker, blogger and author based in Silicon Valley. He's been in the front row for the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of the world. Since 1992, Dave Gardner has focused on making the complex simple around people, process and technology. He can be reached through his website, www.DaveGardner.biz, or via phone at +1 408-475-7068.