Gap analysis tracks where you are today and where you want to be in the future. Learn about a gap analysis status example with help from an experienced business professional in this free video clip.
East Greenwich, RI /Atlanta, GA – The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC) invited one of its distinguished global members, Gary W. Patterson; to comment on
“What disruptors are our clients experiencing and/or do we see on the horizon? What advice do we have for them?”
Keep Your head, while others lose theirs –
“Turbulence creates opportunities for strategic growth when you can be the disruptor and not the disrupted” notes Gary Patterson, the FiscalDoctor® author of Million Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth.
“To reach your goals of comprehensive preparedness, best practices and regulatory compliance, you must have accurate measurements that provide quantitative assessments. Those measurements can be used to answer a variety of critical questions:
- Where does your organization really stand today?
- What does your business need to improve?
- How much progress are you making in various key strategic initiatives?Call to discuss your specify situation to have a great year at 678-319-4739. Find your million-dollar blind spot: before it finds you.
- “Which of these questions will implementation help move you toward a super disruptor capability?”
Trust that after reading this, you will soon feel the satisfaction of starting or finishing the day with a bigger smile.
Amazing how most of us (myself included) often fail to appreciate something which can be very complex to the normal public, once we demystify those foundational business principles.
See how you score on an extremely brief, self administered and self reporting basic test in the Market Watch article below. Then apply your thoughts on three issues.
- How hard do you think this test really is?
- What issues do low or failing scores on the test do you think this creates in life and business?
- Why do you think this high failure rate occurs (and what can be done to improve understanding)?
Really, really scary that the vast majority fails test! After you confidentially take the test, send it to some of your friends, who may then better understand why business is so underappreciated.
Then you may consider a gift. Glad to share some business financial concepts and articles, which I undoubtedly underappreciate my value to leaders in demystifying obscure financial statement concepts. Be assured I have recently been retrained to help others without using either the dreaded D(ebit) or C(redit) words.
If this strikes a chord for your life or business, creates a chuckle, or you want me to truthfully reveal my score, call me at 678-319-4739, post a comment below or send me a LinkedIn note on my profile at
Or if you like several offerings a day, you can find my twitter posts at www.twitter.com/ermadvocate
In the classic children’s story, Goldilocks, hungry and under duress, enters the house of the three bears searching for a bowl of porridge that is heated to her liking. As a leader in your organization, you too must find the right balance. Where does your organization place its attention?
When Goldilocks samples the first bowl, she finds the porridge “much too cold.” An organization with a blank list of key priorities is like a ship without a rudder – simply at the mercy of every wind and current that comes along.
Goldilocks moves on the second bowl. She finds the gruel “much too hot.” Practically speaking, an organization which replaces zero priorities with a hundred priorities still has no priorities. Running around with your hair on fire doing a hundred things may give you a sense of urgency and importance, but in a world of limited time and resources, this will not allow you to get the job done.
An organization can’t be all things to all people. You should concentrate your organization on five to seven key but manageable priorities As Goldilocks finds in her third bowl of porridge, you may find that focusing on just a few key priorities “just right.”
I look forward to continuing our relationship in the next year and beyond, and also look forward to your success stories by implementing these upcoming year strategies.
Middle Market Investors, CEOs and Board Members: Certified Growth Resource
December 29, 2015 – East Greenwich, RI – Society for Advancement of Consulting® LLC (SAC) awarded Gary W. Patterson, Enterprise Risk Manageement (ERM) expert and speaker, an infrequently granted distinction of being re-certified for the eighth year as a “Board Approved” member in his specialty as Trusted Adviser for Growth Companies.
Re-certification signifies that Patterson has the highest continuous record of professional performance over an extended period of time as measured by SAC. To this end, Patterson has adhered to the ethics pledge of the organization and has provided client proof attesting to exceptional performance in his area of consulting. SAC was founded by Alan Weiss (Ph.D.), a consultant whose unparalleled reputation has advanced the prestige and standing of the consulting industry.
Fewer than five percent of SAC members are granted Board Approval, which represents a distinguished membership of fewer than five percent of all practicing consultants nationwide. Board Approval is granted only after detailed client evidence is received and reviewed. SAC’s CEO Weiss comments, “We already have as our membership the most elite consultants practicing in the world. To achieve this still higher level of performance in addition to our entry requirements is quite impressive. Clients who hire Board Approved SAC members have the assurance that they are working with the ‘best of the best.’ ”
When your organization feels like it (a) a best kept secret, (b) stuck or (c) coasting on past success, call Gary for a confidential brief 15 minute discussion.
About Society for Advancement of Consulting® LLC SAC is an international association of distinguished consultants who meet the following criteria: validated proof of high performance in their areas of expertise; successful completion of client engagements; testimonials from client executives; high income over a prolonged period; minimum of 25 clients; and adherence to the highest code of professional ethics. SAC members interact as an international community to advance the profession and consulting techniques in compliance to a strict code of professional conduct. To learn more about SAC, go to www.consultingsociety.com.
About Gary W. Patterson Gary W. Patterson, president & CEO of FiscalDoctor®, helps leaders uncover major blind spots, in time to assure profits and make the best decision. He has helped over 200 companies spanning supply chain, high tech, transportation, construction, and service industries. Patterson is a renowned speaker on growth, strategy, risk assessments, and leadership.
He authored Million Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth , “Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health”, The-Fiscal-Fitness-System, Understanding Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Cash Flow”. For more information, visit his website at www.fiscaldoctor.com and his “free” fiscal fitness test at www.fiscaldoctor.com/fiscaltest.html call 678-319-4739.
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Learn 10 Steps to Stop Shooting the Messenger and Why You Should Care
This article lays out the cost of shooting the messenger and some actionable steps to create an open communications environment at your organization.
Most people’s reaction to observing the sacrifice of a team member is that “I don’t want it to be me next time.” Suddenly an individual can think of all kinds of reasons and scenarios not to uncover a major blind spot.
So once you decide your firm will strive not to shoot the messenger what do you do to create open communication within your organization? There are ten action steps below in the link below where a full copy of my article is published.
Also consider bringing in an outsider periodically to “wear the black hat” and not wear out your people being the messengers.