Continuing Education in professional service firms is often focused on the latest technical standards and best practices, but how often does continuing education improve leadership and management skills? Classic management literature such as Good to Great by Jim Collins describe how companies can create long-term sustained performance by encouraging “Level 5 Leaders”, developing complementary competencies or a culture of discipline. How does your company culture and leadership actively improve the sustained performance of your firm?
Wardell has spent the past 14 years developing the Wardell System that has helped over 3,000 businesses achieve sustained performance by becoming more structured and self-reliant. With collective decades of experience, Wardell recognizes that a culture that sustains continuing education activities develop the kind of discipline that drives long term performance. Because of this, Wardell advisors work with clients through six key business areas: Leadership, Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Sales in a sustained manner to transform businesses from owner driven to culture driven success stories.
Posted on Sep 12, 2013 by Wardell Admin
One of the early bosses in my career was the produce manager at the grocery store that took a chance on my bag packing abilities. His name was Insalid but I always pronounced it ‘In Salad’ as that made much more sense to my teenage mind of connecting his name to his occupation...but I digress.
A recent immigrant and new to Canadian culture, I was always impressed with how Insalid operated. He worked hard, modeled the behaviour and expected you to do the same. Whether or not we understood every word exchanged between us, the nuance of the words was very clear. Work hard. Make the produce department shine and serve the customer.
Posted on Sep 5, 2013 by Wardell Admin
SO MANY APPS AND TOOLS have come into my life this past year. Clearly, there’s no shortage of innovation when it comes to designing technologies for a more efﬁcient, effective business. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
A great tool for business people on the go, CloudOn essentially puts Microsoft Ofﬁce on your favorite devices so you can work on the ﬁles you already store in the cloud—with Box, DropBox, Google Drive, or Microsoft Skydriv —while you’re out and about. This is a great tool to help with organization and productivity. Use it to edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel ﬁles on the iPad.
An amazing presentation tool that diverges from the traditionally one-dimensional PowerPoint slides, Prezi is also cloud-based, so geographically dispersed people can easily collaborate on a single presentation in real time during meetings. Slightly more exciting than the traditional alternative.
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 by Wardell Admin