September 2018 - Edition 2, Volume 1

Edited By: Ed Phillips - Ed@TopGunBusinessAdvisors.com - (480) 453-1580

Headlines...

  • Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  • Do Lipton Employees Take Coffee Breaks?
  • Edsel celebrates 60th anniversary

You know...

You’ve been in corporate America too long...

when you celebrate your wedding anniversary by conducting a performance review.

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“To always deliver more than we promise and to serve as our clients partner in their quest for excellence.”

ACT NOW FOR A GREAT 2019

By Bill Blades Bill@TopGunBusinessAdvisors.com

Last month we wrote about leadership and how it is all about your people achieving their maximum potential—even if they don’t know what their real potential is—yet. This month in part two of this four-part series: Culture.

To Grow Quickly, Form Strategic Relationships

Growing an organization organically is noble; however, forming strategic relationships can be a quick way to capture market share.

Small to mid-sized companies, particularly bio-science and technology firms, should consider strategic alliances and joint ventures (JVs). Alliances and JVs are less formal than M&As. They are easier to create and exit. Strategic alliances do not require the integration of the

Leaders need to honestly assess how they are perceived and not many can face it. He warns, without great care and professionalism, leaders can easily become the destroyers rather than champions of an organization.”

On the other hand, a toxic culture brings frustration, stress, anxiety, fatigue, turnover, and even health problems.

A leader who truly cares must never let anyone in the corporation be subject to

these abuses. Not even the janitor. You really want your janitor to be #1 in the #2 business.

For this entire article of 4 Action Items for 2018, go to the Articles section on our website:

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 --- Benjamin Franklin

Top Gun Strategy Tip


By Scott Romeo THE STRATEGY EXPERT®
Romeo@TopGunBusinessAdvisors.com

Leaders need to honestly assess how they are perceived and not many can face it. He warns, without great care and professionalism, leaders can easily become the destroyers rather than champions of an organization.”

On the other hand, a toxic culture brings frustration, stress, anxiety, fatigue, turnover, and even health problems.

A leader who truly cares must never let anyone in the corporation be subject to

two organizations and often are strategically managed based upon the terms of an agreement. Joint ventures are more integrated, but the two parent firms remain separate. 

The key to success is to determine if the strategic relationship will be beneficial to both parties. It is not necessary for both organizations to have the same goals. When the strategic relationships are no longer beneficial, the exit strategy can be executed, and both organizations can seek new opportunities.      


Is Your Writing Failing to
Communicate?

It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
By Ed Phillips

Communication disconnects are everywhere in our writing:
Texts, emails, letters, and even office memos. If you’re getting poor response or no response at all, try using the 3 C’s of communication.
Test your writing to see if it is:
• CLEAR
• CONCISE
• CONVERSATIONAL

Clear writing avoids abbreviations, acronyms, jargon and other words that are not universally understood.

Be concise and use as few words as necessary to get your point across. More words = less understanding.

Be conversational by writing just as you would speak to someone right across the desk from you.

PRO TIP: Always, always proofread your writing before you click the send button or put it in the mail.

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