Entries by Dana and Ellen Borowka

Time To Leverage Your Staff For Higher Productivity

By Doug Clute In his business classic Good to Great, Jim Collins said: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” Famously Collins says you need to have the right people in the right seats on your bus. In business, profits and shareholder returns can be linked to productivity growth, which can be directly linked to […]

Bad Hires Are 3X More Costly Than You Think

By Dana Borowka, MA There is an old adage that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. A bad hire can be that bad apple for you. Now contrast that to the famous words of anthropologist Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it […]

ERP Help for Companies Drowning in Data But Thirsting for Actionable Insight

By David Shaffer, ERP Practice Head, Lighthouse Consulting Services, LLC Do you feel it is “sink or swim” with the tidal wave of data that is hitting your business? “Data, data everywhere, and not a drop to help us think” is a common lament. But there is a tremendous opportunity you might be missing that […]

Charting your Course for 2023!

By Patrick McClure It’s common in the winter time to hear company executives complain about the holiday season. I can just hear them now: “OMG, we only have two weeks in December, and the rest of the month is a waste of time. No one will be at their desks, and we won’t be able […]

The Power of 360 Assessments In the Evolving Workplace

By Patty Crabtree, Sr. Consultant Back in math class, you learned 360 degrees meant to go full circle, a whole circuit, the complete cycle, or a literal round trip. In other words, to circle around to get a full view. In today’s evolving workplace, leaders are taking a complete new full look at the 360 […]

Preventing Burnout in Today’s Environment

By Dana Borowka, MA, CEO of Lighthouse Consulting Services, LLC Could employee burnout impact your company? Burnout that causes companies to lose great employees occurs when your workers experience too much stress for a prolonged period. The employee is left feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. Not only that, your employees are less productive at […]

Correct your Sales Oversight: Where are the GAPS?

By Patrick McClure CEOs, board members, and sales leadership are often faced with a terrible dilemma: how to accurately evaluate sales performance without having much experience or preparation for the task! Unless they came up through the ranks “carrying a bag”, they wouldn’t have the experience or skills needed to properly diagnose the efficiency and […]

Should Skills Testing be a Standard Operating Procedure for Hiring?

By Dana Borowka, MA I’ve noticed an interesting trend that I want to share with you. In the past 12 months we’ve been receiving a lot more questions about pre-employment skills testing. We’ve taken notice. Something has shifted. Companies that had never before considered using skills testing in their hiring process, now ‘suddenly’ had an […]