“THE FIRST 100 DAYS”

“THE FIRST 100 DAYS”By Marian Y. Woods Whether you are preparing for the onboarding phase of your next opportunity, planning for a new year, or working to reinvent yourself the first 100 days are critical.  Statistics show that 70 percent of new executives who fail in their roles do so because they neglected to plan […]

“ARE YOU A CHANGE MANAGER OR WILL MANAGEMENT MAKE A CHANGE?”

“ARE YOU A CHANGE MANAGER OR WILL MANAGEMENT MAKE A CHANGE?”By Marian Y. Woods Leaders must always be poised for change.  Change management is a structured approach that enables the transition from a current state to a desired future state (Wikipedia, 2007).  Change may directly affect the organization or an individual; nonetheless, the process must […]

“IMITATION OF LIFE”

“IMITATION OF LIFE”By Marian Y. Woods How often have you heard the phrase, “art imitates life?”  How often has art imitated life in your existential environment?  Moreover, have you ever manipulated the manifestation of this concept?  Truly successful professionals’ live life on purpose and have a pseudo methodical approach to everything.  In fact, strategy is […]

“SWOT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?”

“SWOT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?”By Marian Y. Woods Have you determined that you or your business has reached a fork in the road?  You deduce that you are not situated at a crossroad.  Crossroads present the option to continue down the same path.  Your condition, however, mandates a change; and a fork in […]

“Boiled Frogs: Not a Delicacy in Business”

“Boiled Frogs:  Not a Delicacy in Business”By Marian Y. Woods While frog legs may provide a heightened dining experience for some, boiled frogs would not be considered a delicacy in business.  The “boiled frog phenomenon” refers to a parable which suggests that if a frog is placed in a pot of boiling water it will […]