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Category Archives: Marty’s Blog

Build your future leadership team…NOW

Every company we speak to is concerned with losing, finding and keeping good managers. When there’s an opening, Senior Managers immediately want to rush to fill those org chart boxes by posting the job on line, or by engaging a search firm. But maybe they shouldn’t rush. Recently, we began to challenge clients to think about these…

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Managing “Like an Owner”

Recently, I attended a terrific conference in Hershey of the ESOP Association, an organization dedicated to the success and growth of employee-owned companies. Much of the conversation, and many of the workshops, were focused on how we need to teach employees how to “act and behave like owners”…

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Management Development and Succession

You know where you’d like the company to be in 3-5 years.  But who will take it there? The current leaders are getting older, and there’s not much of a “bench.” Who will take over when (not if!) key employees and leaders retire? Employees with good potential are leaving. What career path is there for…

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Succession Planning Needs Strategic Planning First

Where will your company be in 3-5 years, and who will be running it? Succession planning needs to start with strategic planning. First, ask: Where do you want to be in 3-5 years? What might the world, industry, company and world look like in 3-5 years? What departments, roles and skill sets will be necessary between…

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The new minimum wage will increase your payroll. So what are you doing about it?

Throughout the country, legislatures are increasing the minimum wage. Some states, such as New York, have scheduled wage increases for each of the next five years, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, in July the minimum wage went up in 15 places: By the start of next year, 29 states and Washington, D.C., will have…

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