The Executive Suite Blog

Lies And Damn Lies About Motivating Employees

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 05:06 PM

What are the best ways to motivate employees?  Does any business owner or executive know – or care?  What about employees?  Do employees care about how their managers, executives, and owners try to motivate them?  Seriously, what difference does it make?  Let’s look at some reasons.

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Tags: leader as coach

What Donald Trump Can Teach You About Business Owner Transition Planning!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 02:25 PM

Now that the 2016 Republican National Convention has concluded and Donald Trump has been confirmed as the Republican Party Presidential Nominee in the 2016 Presidential Race, I’m sure that more pundits will pile on and write additional media reports about his business experiences, mostly emphasizing the failures.  Past reports, including A Complete List of Donald Trump’s Business Disasters in Gawker and Donald Trump's 13 Biggest Business Failures in Rolling Stone earlier in 2016 emphasized disasters and failures.  But there are successes as well.

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Tags: transition planning

9 Guilt Free Baby Boomer Retirement Tips

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 04:17 PM

As I got older I realized I would need to address this “baby boomer retirement” question at some point.  Since I enjoy learning and enjoy helping others even more, I decided I would learn how to become a transition planning consultant so that I could a) address my retirement planning, and b) help business owners and career professionals to address their own “retirement” question. 

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Tags: transition planning, baby boomer retirement

Preparing A Transition Plan For Your Business – Use Senior Business Consultants

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:24 PM

All too often when I work with a business owner who is thinking of selling his business, I find that he has a need to look at the relative strengths and weaknesses of the business and identify how he can increase business value and grow his business so that he can achieve maximum financial value.

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Tags: senior business consultants, transition planning

Retirement Promises Not Being Fulfilled?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 04:26 PM

Read the headlines earlier on two articles recently, Tips That Will Put You on Track For a Happy Retirement, and Set the Record Straight on Retirement: 6 Myths Debunked.  I know, they are both “sponsored content” meaning it’s all about educational sales.

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Tags: transition planning

Dealing With Competition in the Health Care Market

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

For small and medium sized, non-profit and for profit companies in this age of large corporate healthcare systems, feeling the squeeze of lower revenues and higher costs is an everyday occurrence. The ability to build awareness and preference of your programs and services, and secure necessary revenues is a consistent challenge to your ability to compete. And, in this healthcare business environment, continued consolidation and acquisitions will simply compound organizations’ capabilities and capacity.

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Tags: senior business consultants

Your Life, Your Job, Your Career: Putting Happiness Into Your Pre-Retirement Planning

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 08:48 PM

While it may sound ironic to some, developing a happiness approach to pre-retirement planning is uplifting.  Why?  Well, quite simply, thinking about retirement as a “happiness” exercise just might change the process – and the results.

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Tags: transition planning

Best Traditional Retirement iPhone & Android Apps

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 08:20 PM

When I work as a Transition Planning Consultant I am constantly challenged trying to find mobile apps that help clients work through their non-financial retirement transition planning process.  Recently I searched for “retirement apps” and found 21.1 million results.  Scanning through the first page of search results I found the 11 Best Apps for Retirement Planning at nextavenue.org, so I decided to start there.

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Tags: baby boomers retirement age, transition planning

I'm A Baby Boomer Business Owner And I Need To Replace Myself!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

Yes, I was told that recently.  A long time fellow baby boomer business owner made that statement to me.  Usually when someone makes a statement like this I’m curious, and then I ask a series of questions back.  In this instance I put my gut reaction on hold and asked her one simple question:

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Tags: transition planning

Want An Easy Fix For Your Business Owner Exit? Read This!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Apr 17, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

If you want to develop an easy fix for exiting your business, you need a business exit plan strategy.  Simple right?  Well, there is a lot of work to it, but if you approach it with a good business plan, you can make it a lot easier on yourself, those who work with you, those who care about you, and those who buy from you.  Did I leave anyone out?  Yes, and those who advise you on your success-based strategy.  

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Tags: transition planning