Category Business

Looking For Growth In All The Wrong Places? Our Value Creation Vector Can Help

It may sound simple, but helping our clients address the right questions at the right time is one of our differentiating skills.  What are we trying to accomplish?  What are the most important questions to answer first?  What data do we need?  How can we eliminate irrelevant noise?  What questions come next?    With the Value Creation Vector, we quickly assess the current state to determine where to start and what to do next.

How To Start The New Year Right

We’re already a few weeks into 2019, but it’s not too late to lay the groundwork for success with your teams that will pay dividends throughout the year.  Best-in-class companies start the year right by taking time to develop Aspirations, identify the Levers that support those aspirations and set a Positive, Energetic Tone to inspire employees.  By embracing these small steps, you and your team will have a shared foundation for executing and adjusting throughout the year as unexpected highs and lows come your way.

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2 Resolutions That Will Make You Smarter… And More Successful

It’s a new year, and time to make resolutions for changing your ways in 2019 to achieve both personal and professional goals.  Whether you’re a CEO, a member of the C-suite, a mid-level manager, or an individual contributor, two simple New Year’s resolutions will make 2019 a business game changer.

Position for Long-term Value Creation by Overcoming Barriers to Business Model Innovation

Scott Kirsner’s HBR article, The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies, analyzes a survey of large companies who were asked about obstacles they face when tackling innovation.  Top responses include the importance of politics, lack of executive alignment, a culture that doesn’t embrace change, and an inability to react to disruptions. I couldn’t agree […]

Unlock Hidden Value: 4 Lessons from Walmart

In HBR, Leslie Dach provides some invaluable advice to executives in his column, “Don’t Spin a Better Story.  Be a Better Company.”  While the advice, based on his experience at Walmart, is focused on how to effectively and authentically respond to negative PR, the insight is also powerful for unlocking hidden value in organizations. Here’s […]

Market Insight: The Key To Sustainable Competitive Advantage

At enlight, we’ve always promoted the importance of market insight – about customers, competitors and the industry – to drive strategy.   Here’s the way we break down the insights typically used by companies to manage their businesses: 1.  Native Insight:  the institutionalized views that drive financial and operational metrics; Native Insight reveals what the […]

Forget Big Data, Democratize “Small Data” to Unlock Hidden Value In Your Business

Everybody’s talking about “big data” and what it can do to transform business.  It’s really exciting to think about how we can knit together disparate data sources and analyze more data than ever.  However, more often than not we see companies neglecting their fundamental business data and the value it can provide for this business. […]