Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side. Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and…


By David Paul Carter | Updated on February 9, 2021

Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably?

Yes — margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators…


Anytime anyone suggests “the best” of anything — you can be sure it’s a subjective opinion. An opinion that melds an individual’s needs, taste, and experience. Given this caveat, here are 5 of my “best business books” for the year of 2020. My hope is that one or several of…


Success! We all define it differently. We all seek it. And, we all look for perspectives on how to achieve it.

Amazon, as well as other online shopping companies and their fast delivery services, has grown and provided an expanded service during our COVID-19 environment. …


Productivity. How to do more with less. Timeless topics. Back by popular demand — here is a reissue of one of my most viewed articles. Which one or two things will you adopt for 2021?

This is a great read! Kevin Kruse, a NY Times author and entrepreneur, conducted an…


Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment? Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. …


The survival and success of privately held and family owned businesses depends on many factors. One of the most significant factors is a board of advisors. …


In today’s environment, good execution and good operations aren’t enough. You may manage the day-to-day profitably and solve problems as they happen. But many companies often stagnate. Competition becomes stronger and clarity on differentiation becomes fuzzy. Simply put many companies lack a clear strategy.

Can you state your company’s strategy…


For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. …


How do we know if we are successful as leaders? What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders?

These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions. Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a article a while back on this…

David Paul Carter

I empower change helping passionate companies and leaders remove constraints, effect change, and generate growth. See my Carter Reports at davidpaulcarter.com

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