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Business Focus on Clarity, Speed in 2013 Notes Consulting Group

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® has asked its global members to comment on what they are focusing on with clients to begin 2013. "Here are our representative results internationally," notes SAC CEO Alan Weiss, PhD. "Clarity and speed are on everyone's list."

"As a global business consultant and operations strategist, I’m partnering with my clients on how to get ahead of the curve for 2013," points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., in Claremont, CA. ( Those companies that find a way to elevate service levels while accelerating speed (to market, to customer delivery, to making informed decisions) will thrive. To be successful, execution and innovation must coexist. Only those companies that value talent will be able to achieve both."

"My recent research suggests that up to half of organizations say they could benefit from liquidating an asset even at a loss, to redirect cash to better opportunities," states Gary W. Patterson, the FiscalDoctor® Atlanta, author of Million Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth and Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long Term Business Health. "Where can you exploit 2013 benefits in setting aside the past to make the best current business decisions?"

Dr. Maynard Brusman is a San Francisco Bay Area executive coach and consulting psychologist. He is the president of Working Resources, and an expert in executive coaching and leadership development.

Dr. Brusman notes: "Many business leaders I coach and consult with admit they spend a good deal of their time doing the everyday routine tasks—and as a consequence they rarely have time to think and plan their marketing and sales activities, to build their business. So what activities need to change to achieve a better result? Get clear about your key business objectives for 2013, focus on strategic projects, collaborate with your people to create goals and prioritize key tasks around them."

"Rank your 2013 business priorities and areas of resource allocation.

  • innovation
  • strategy
  • culture change
  • succession planning
  • selection
  • leadership development
  • execution
  • analytics
  • customer service
  • social media

"Focus on your company’s top priority, and make 2013 a remarkable year."

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