When SARS came to Toronto in 2003, I had recently been hired by an organization that was already navigating potential layoffs and shutdown. For a new business consultant, it was a worst-case scenario. The client was just starting to stabilize when news of a disease that started halfway around the world triggered mass economic turmoil […]
I have offered business consulting services in Toronto and across North America for almost two decades. As a senior business consultant, one of my greatest challenges was helping a struggling organization to negotiate the SARS pandemic. In part two of our blog, we’ll look at how Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment) helped operations recover during the SARS pandemic. Today, many businesses […]
As a Toronto business consultant who specializes in Hoshin Kanri (policy deployment), I work with corporations across North America. Organizations turn to business consulting for various reasons. One of the most popular is when they can’t reach major milestones. Somehow there never seems to be enough time, enough money, or enough personnel. Sound familiar? One […]
Through services for business consulting, Toronto native Leslie Barker collaborates with businesses to overcome hurdles and achieve profitability and growth. In the last blog, we looked at an issue around leadership coaching. A business that was having supply chain challenges. But the team huddles that were meant to resolve issues were making certain team members […]
In our last post on executive coaching, we looked at a business that was having supply challenges. Purchases were out of control, yet team members couldn’t get the products required to do their jobs. In this case, DJ, the team leader was spending a lot of time trying to understand reports and could not effectively […]
As business management consultants in Toronto, when we undertake leadership coaching, it’s difficult to predict what type of challenge(s) a client may be facing. One of the primary outcomes is teaching team members how to process and react to rapidly changing information during a team huddle. Sometimes, incremental changes can dramatically change outputs and processes. Let’s take […]
In our last blog, we looked at why it’s necessary for businesses to see problem-solving in action. As a Toronto business consultant who specializes in leadership coaching, I stress the importance of learning from true results. This isn’t the time to insert new ideas or act like the smartest person in the room. Instead, it’s […]
As a Toronto Business Consultant, I know that changing work habits can be difficult and slow. But it’s a process fundamental to just about any business hoping to grow and evolve. When my career first started, I was very much an individual contributor. I was recognized and rewarded for my ideas and the actions taken […]
It’s a bit tricky setting up dashboards that summarize the performance and capture the critical ideas of many departments below, but it can be done through trial and error.
Patients have specific preferences for the timing of their appointment. The providers have commitments outside clinic office hours.