How To Maintain A Positive Company Culture During COVID

Author: Will Oden

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast, or so we've been told by Mr. Drucker and others. Coincidentally, I wholeheartedly agree. So, how does leadership maintain, let alone improve, its company culture in the face of the first pandemic of its size in the last one hundred-plus years?Of course, it wil...
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Media Mention: Business Adaptability During COVID-19

Author: Hank Harris

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The Wilmington Business Journal recently asked Ward and Smith corporate and securities attorney Ken Bart and Director of Consulting for Ward and Smith Business Consulting, Hank Harris, how businesses can strategize for a post-pandemic environment. Their comments appeared in the latest "Insightful...
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9 Tips for Better Public-Private Development Agreements

Author: Jeff Bandini

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Effective development agreements start with robust business term sheets. Too often, development partners begin drafting legal agreements before business terms are fully vetted. Investing early effort on a well-considered term sheet helps the business team chart the project's course and saves time...
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Succession – Not the TV Series!

Author: Hank Harris

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Management consultants tend to labor in obscurity. Having been one for over 35 years, that always suited me just fine. Our issues, after all, focus exclusively on the business world and are typically not much engaged by "pop culture." So, it has been a real kick to see one of the issues I have de...
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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Author: Will Oden

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Is your interview process identifying the best candidate, or are you just filling seats and hoping for the best? For many small-business owners, the hiring process is complicated, stressful, and exhausting. You make countless important decisions every day, but no decision has the potential to imp...
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Strategic Planning in Privately Held Business

Author: Hank Harris

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Having spent most of my life consulting to privately held businesses, strategy development and planning has always been important to me in trying to help and engage a business. When I later became a CEO myself, it was also a process that I applied to my own organization and tried to extract as mu...
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Passing The Bucks

Author: Hank Harris

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Company founders and successors often dedicate their lives to building their businesses. Having poured so much of their energies into developing a growing concern, you would think that virtually all owners of privately held businesses would have a detailed plan in place to provide for a continuit...
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