February 15, 2024

Today, I invite you to join me on a journey into a topic that holds a crucial place in the realm of leadership – knowing when to say goodbye to an employee. It's a decision that can shape the trajectory of your organization and define your leadership legacy. In this article, we'll delve deep into the intricacies of this challenging…

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February 8, 2024

Today, we will explore a practice that can profoundly impact your leadership journey - the simple act of writing down your goals. This article will uncover the remarkable effects of…

February 1, 2024

In my years working with leaders, a recurring theme has emerged: meetings are seen as both a blessing and a curse. When done well, meetings can drive results. When done…

January 25, 2024

In an age where mere service delivery is no longer the golden standard, businesses across the board find themselves navigating a transformative shift. The challenge? Transitioning from transaction-driven operations to…

January 19, 2024

As CEO of Activate Group Inc, I’ve been privileged to guide numerous growth-driven businesses through various market conditions. Over the last few months, we’ve noticed a trend that has caught…

January 11, 2024

There's no doubt that we are currently in the throes of an incredibly demanding job market. As CEO of Activate Group Inc, I've had a ringside view of how this…

December 6, 2023

Today we delve into a critical aspect of leadership - navigating the pitfalls of ego in decision-making. As C-Suite leaders, our egos can sometimes cloud our judgment, leading to biased…

November 29, 2023

As leaders, we are often responsible for making critical decisions that impact our organizations' future. While it's tempting to rely solely on our own expertise, there's immense value in embracing…

November 21, 2023

Today, we're delving into a compelling business conundrum: the challenge of providing high quality, high service, and low price all at once. Traditionally, businesses are told to pick only two…

November 15, 2023

In today’s fast-paced business world, where an avalanche of emails, messages, and meetings fill every waking hour, an essential leadership skill is often undervalued and overlooked – effective listening. As…

November 8, 2023

In the vast business world, two distinct roles often stand head and shoulders above the rest, guiding the fate of organizations: leadership and management. While they intertwine, their differences are…

November 1, 2023

This article provides practical strategies for C-Suite leaders to handle disagreements, promote inclusive decision-making, and build a more cohesive and resilient organization. It emphasizes the importance of empathy, teamwork, and…

October 25, 2023

Today, we're diving into the world of organizational structure decisions and the challenges they bring. When executive teams fail to work in harmony and proper communication is lacking, the organization…

October 18, 2023

In the world of C-suite leaders, the terms Board of Directors and Advisory Board often come up. However, effectively understanding the difference and leveraging each remains a mystery to many.…

October 11, 2023

"Every employee is a cog in your business machine, and losing one can bring the whole system to a grinding halt." Allow me to introduce you to Middling Tech Inc.,…

October 4, 2023

As a middle-market consumer-based business, it can be challenging to stand out in a crowded market and increase profitability. However, by adopting innovative strategies, these businesses can disrupt traditional industries,…

September 27, 2023

Accountability is the backbone of any successful business. As a business leader and author, I've seen firsthand how fostering a culture of accountability can catapult a company's performance and results.…

September 20, 2023

In today's business world, successful leadership isn't just about holding a high-ranking title and having your name on the door. It's about your capabilities, your qualities, and, most importantly, your…

September 13, 2023

In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “I don’t like that person very much. I must get to know him better.” This quote encapsulates the essence of our journey into the…

September 6, 2023

Imagine a company, let's call it XYZ Inc., with the potential to skyrocket. They possess innovative products, robust financial backing, and a promising market. However, despite these assets, XYZ's growth…

August 30, 2023

In the bustling corridors of Alpha Industries, a multinational tech giant, there was a mounting sense of disarray. Despite the organization’s innovative spirit, it was losing its competitive edge. Staffing…

August 24, 2023

“The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues,” by Patrick Lencioni*, presents a game-changing model for organizations striving to achieve harmonious teamwork and superior performance.…

August 16, 2023

We live in a world that glorifies business. We often equate long hours and a packed schedule with productivity, but the reality is that being busy does not necessarily mean…

August 9, 2023

In the world of business, growth is the ultimate goal. Every entrepreneur dreams of building a company that generates millions in revenue, employs hundreds of people, and dominates its market.…

August 2, 2023

Nestled in the bustling heart of Silicon Valley, there was a tech start-up named Velocity. It was a name synonymous with speed and direction, yet it had stagnated. The workforce…

July 26, 2023

Over the last 40 years, I’ve had the pleasure and sometimes the challenge of conducting and participating in thousands of meetings. I’ve seen firsthand that the difference between a productive…

July 20, 2023

As the CEO of Activate Group Inc. and author of "The Leader Launchpad." As someone who's seen the intricate mechanics of business growth from a unique vantage point, I'm here…

July 19, 2023

Congratulations on the success of your first business location. With flowing revenues and a high-spirited team, an expansion is the next logical step. But as you embark on this exciting…

July 12, 2023

“Unlocking Potential, Enabling Results” is not merely a catchy slogan at Activate Group, Inc (AGI). It encapsulates the essence of our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG): to impact 500,000 lives.…

July 5, 2023

I am Howard M. Shore, CEO of Activate Group Inc. and author of "The Leader Launchpad." With years of experience strategizing and guiding businesses towards growth, I have gathered some…

June 28, 2023

Once upon a time, a rapidly growing software company named Delta SoftCorp struggled with recruitment. Their process was unstructured, leading to wasted resources and a mismatch in employee-organization fit. This…

June 21, 2023

"Think Again" by Adam Grant is an enlightening book that encourages readers to embrace the power of rethinking. The author, a top-rated professor and researcher at Wharton, argues that by…

June 14, 2023

When Michigan-based manufacturer Acme Industries noticed a disturbing trend of dwindling employee morale and escalating turnover rates in 2022, they knew it was a wake-up call. The company, recognized for…

June 7, 2023

Staying relevant and profitable in traditional industries can be challenging for middle-market B2B companies. However, with the right strategies, these companies can increase their market share, disrupt the industry, and…

May 31, 2023

As a CEO or business owner, you may have already implemented the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) or similar approaches like Scaling Up and experienced significant progress in improving your leadership…

May 24, 2023

Are you looking for guidance to improve your business? There are two main approaches to consider: coaching and consulting. While both aim to help individuals or organizations achieve their goals,…

May 17, 2023

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, networking is crucial for career development, business growth, and personal fulfillment. And, likely, you are not doing enough of it. It is no longer…

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