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 graph remains stubbornly flat. Employee morale is low, turnover rates are high, and productivity is waning. The culprit? Poor leadership. Studies have shown that poor leadership can cost companies enormously…

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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…

May 10, 2023

In the fast-paced business world, staying relevant and profitable in traditional industries can be daunting. However, it is not impossible. With the right strategies, any business can increase its market…

May 3, 2023

In times of economic downturns, many companies make the mistake of focusing solely on cutting costs. While this may provide short-term relief, it often comes at the expense of long-term…

April 26, 2023

Are you a leader struggling to balance your work and personal life? Do you often feel overwhelmed by your workload and find it challenging to prioritize tasks? As I stated…

April 20, 2023

As leaders, one of our most important responsibilities is cultivating a healthy and positive workplace culture. But what happens when a high-performing employee exhibits toxic behavior that undermines that culture?…

October 25, 2022

As a leader and entrepreneur, I always knew I had more to learn. I always seek ways to accelerate and raise the bar to achieve success. A key to getting…

August 4, 2022

Every leader knows when their business model is working. Revenue is growing, profits are high, customers are loyal, employee retention is high, and so on. However, getting ahead of the…

April 14, 2022

Three Issues Likely Disrupting Your Growth and Profits Having worked with several Fortune 500 organizations and many fast-growing mid-market companies, I am alarmed by how inefficient and ineffective many have…

March 24, 2022

Like many leaders I can be described as driven, relentless, aggressive, determined, focused, and other common traits of “type A” personalities.  Have you ever considered how these traits may be…

February 25, 2022

Leadership and Decision Making How is Decision Making Affecting You as a Leader? Do you consider yourself an emotional or a rational decision-maker? If you are like many leaders I…

February 24, 2022

Is your structure evolving with the growth of your company? Is your structure properly designed to support both your internal and external strategy? In other words, do you have a…

Your Philosophy Around Talent Makes A Difference... Having a company full of “A Players” does not guarantee success, but it significantly raises your prospects. As a Business Coach, I have…

February 19, 2022

Many leaders complain that they hate to go to meetings because they are non-productive. It is common to find that decisions taken at meetings do not stick. Instead, group decisions…

How to Increase the Value of Your Business Is selling your business a future consideration? If you are like many business owners, you know you will one day sell your…

February 15, 2022

It is not often that I hear my business coaching clients use “hiring new employees” and “strategy” in the same sentence. In fact, before hiring me and beyond the typical…

February 1, 2022

I've had the opportunity to work with many amazing clients over my decades of coaching businesses and their executives, and I've been able to learn and confirm many eye-opening things…

January 25, 2022

Do you Have a Time Management Issue? You cannot manage time itself, but you can manage yourself and how you choose to use your time. These days we are under…

January 21, 2022

The trademarks of a great operation are how well its leader and team use time and set priorities. Too often people confuse activity with productivity. Setting priorities starts with a…

January 18, 2022

Setting Business Priorities Setting business priorities starts with a plan. A good plan creates focus, sets goals, creates alignment throughout your organization, and provides a means for accountability. Have you…

January 17, 2022

The CEO of a manufacturing company recently approached a business coach because he was frustrated by his organization’s performance. He knew it was underperforming, failing to achieve his objectives, had…

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