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Category Archives: Change
Fixing an unstable process will BURN. YOU. OUT.

October 23, 2017

  Do you fancy burnt toast? No one could fathom why Michael’s father loved burned toast. He still does. Every morning he sets the toaster on high, and butters his crisp toast before kicking off his day. When Michael was younger, he would rush into the kitchen and toss two slices of bread into the […]

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Work on What Matters So Your Business Matters More

October 2, 2017

Even the best time managers get sucked into the black abyss of non-value added activities.  The catch is can you recognize the difference?
 
There’s a quick and easy test to help determine if the numerous steps you take to get a product or service to your customer are actually steps worth taking. An activity or process […]

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Who’s Set to Win in the Amazon and Whole Foods Deal?

August 28, 2017

By John Munce, Chief Customer Success Officer The Tatham Group CEO’s have turned to mergers again. 2015 witnessed a ‘merger bonanza’ in global business, reaching $4.7 trillion dollars in announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Digitization, scale and growth capture the minds of CEO’s and their boards. An acquisition can seem like a silver bullet to […]

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Are You A Committed Leader?

January 31, 2016

By Laurie Clarke, Chief Operating Officer There’s a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.  – Kenneth Blanchard   When a company hires The Tatham Group I am sure of at least one […]

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How Do You Measure Success?

September 4, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Can there be negative consequences when a process measure migrates into being an output measure? A Tatham trainee asked this question recently, and we thought it was a good one. When we get excited about the usefulness of a measure, do we have a tendency to overuse it? […]

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8 Tips For Changing Leadership Habits

August 29, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Productivity and innovation. Two things everyone is looking to achieve. This Harvard Business Review article, Your Innovation Problem Is Really A Leadership Problem, presents an interesting perspective: ‘It isn’t either/or. It’s both/and.’ Or as we would say, one and the same. For both to be effective and lasting, […]

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Embracing The Millennial Opportunity

August 15, 2013

Written in 2009, this post is more relevant today than ever.  Engaging Millennials is fast becoming a talked about concern among executives and middle managers alike.  Check it out to get some more insight into this ‘AND’ generation. By Michael Tatham Jr, President, The Tatham Group Are Millennials lazy or just searching for an environment […]

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Solving My Sleep Crisis

July 17, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group I recently read a very interesting, and scary, article about sleep:  The Sleep Crisis. As most new parents are, I’ve been a bit obsessed with sleep – mine and the little ones – and this article intensified my fears. Realizing that most of my efforts to affect the […]

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Tango With Intuition

July 11, 2013

By Michael Tatham Jr, CEO, The Tatham Group Do you ever wonder what event or series of events have built your intuitive sense? Despite rationality proving time-and-again our intuitive responses are wrong, why do we settle to ‘do what we have always done’? Some say it’s a matter of breaking habits; other argue that it comes from a lack […]

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Relationship Turnaround: One Family Success in Business

April 29, 2013

Small to medium sized businesses fuel the economy.  Many are family-owned and run. Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of stories about these companies in various stages of transferring the business to the next generation. The common thread through all of them is that the leaders bring history and a deeper level of intimacy to […]

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