Author Archives for Don Lane

Advisory Boards: An Investment Opportunity for Growing Businesses

July 17, 2018 11:20 am Published by Comments Off on Advisory Boards: An Investment Opportunity for Growing Businesses

Establishing advisory boards can be help spur, shape, and manage the growth of private companies. Is your business taking advantage of this intangible asset? If not, you could be leaving valuable insight and expertise on…


Establishing IT Governance: An Eight-Step Process

July 12, 2018 3:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Establishing IT Governance: An Eight-Step Process

Is your IT governance aligned with the company’s objectives and mission? According to Steve Litwin, such governance provides direction and tools to board of directors, executives, and CIOs to guarantee that IT meets and…


Why Your Organization Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan

June 28, 2018 5:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Why Your Organization Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan

A recent research survey reports that nearly 60% of North American businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place—a recipe for potential business failure A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented…


Do or Die: How to Win with a Digital Transformation

June 26, 2018 10:13 am Published by Comments Off on Do or Die: How to Win with a Digital Transformation

Follow the story of a Canadian company that pivoted away from a dying business model and leveraged existing capabilities through a digital transformation. Hint—it’s a mix of strategy, personnel, and technology. In the…


The PMO: Aligning Strategy & Implementation to Improve Project Outcomes

June 15, 2018 10:42 am Published by Comments Off on The PMO: Aligning Strategy & Implementation to Improve Project Outcomes

The most effective Project Management Office (PMO) reflects the culture and strategy of its organization and, more importantly, helps establish and maintain consistency, efficiencies, and the management of costs. While each PMO is unique—having…


5 Clues Your Advisor is Empathetic Enough to Help

April 25, 2018 2:05 pm Published by Comments Off on 5 Clues Your Advisor is Empathetic Enough to Help

Why should you look for an empathetic business advisor? It’s the difference between the same old sales pitch, and a trusted advisor that engages, relates to, and understands your organization and your people. When…


Turning Passive Talent into Enthusiastic Candidates

April 16, 2018 4:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Turning Passive Talent into Enthusiastic Candidates

Is your company doing enough to engage passive talent? Sandy Dennis explores this hidden talent pool and offers insight on how to build relationships and convert them into enthusiastic candidates. In Walter Isaacson’s critically…


Revving up the Cash Conversion Cycle to Turbocharge Your Business

March 26, 2018 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Revving up the Cash Conversion Cycle to Turbocharge Your Business

When’s the last time you paid attention to your company’s cash conversion cycle? Adam W Silver and Manal Khan offer insight on how this often-ignored metric can help improve the management of…


The Open Door Policy: Hiding Behind Open Doors

March 21, 2018 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on The Open Door Policy: Hiding Behind Open Doors

The open door policy in the workplace offers an excellent example of what can go wrong when great ideas aren’t carefully executed. I love working with my clients. On any given day, I have…


The Annual Credit Review: A Necessary Evil or an Opportunity to Build Relationships and Create Value?

March 19, 2018 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on The Annual Credit Review: A Necessary Evil or an Opportunity to Build Relationships and Create Value?

Is your company’s annual credit review approaching? Ian Brenner—Partner at Farber and former CFO—sheds light on three fundamental shifts in thinking that will yield better results for companies when approaching this seasonal…