Initiating a Strategic Change Process

By Matthew M. Thomas, COO / Senior Design Partner at Design Group International © 2017 Businesses struggle for a variety of reasons, and often strategic change can help revive a business that has encountered a stuck point. In this article, we are going to look at how...

Empowering Organizational Change

By Matthew M. Thomas, COO / Senior Design Partner at Design Group International © 2017 Empowering organizational change is one of the most significant challenges of true leadership. Empowering change goes beyond leading your organization in the direction you want to take it. Empowering an organization to...

Your New Strategy Begins with Why

By Matthew M. Thomas, COO / Senior Design Partner at Design Group International © 2017 Article 1: A few years ago, I worked with an organizational leader who was upset because he and his company had just finished a strategic planning process, and then an issue arose that...

Eight Reasons Strategic Execution Fails

Current State 90% of organizations fail at executing their strategic initiatives (Kaplan and Norton). Harvard Business Review sites the average ROI on most strategic planning initiatives as 34% or less. How can that be? These statistics are staggering! Sadly, our many years of experience align with these industry...

Business is the Ultimate Team Sport

Are you a team player? Now there's a loaded question. We all know the politically correct answer. But what's really in the back of your mind? In many cases, the "YES" answer to this question is not politically correct, it can be as close to mandatory...

A Global World: What the Future of Translation Holds

Some see computer translators as part of a dystopian future where once-human jobs are replaced by machines. Others laud them for bringing easy translations into the hands of anyone with a computer or smart phone. Translation pioneer Chris Wendt envisions a future where language barriers...

5 Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Interview

The hiring manager at your dream job can seem like a scowling sentry barring the way to paradise. You struggle to field his questions, aiming desperately to please. What you don't see is that he's still there at 9 p.m. struggling through an overwhelming number...

Rumor Mill Has Social Networks All a-Twitter

Here we go again - another round of chatter and rumors about a potential acquisition of Twitter, the social media conundrum. The pot has been stirred by Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, which many analysts agree represented a 50% premium. Eyes are also on...