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What Can Honey Bees Teach Us

What Can Honey Bees Teach Us

Bees have two major roles: “in-house” jobs and “foraging” jobs “In-house” jobs are extensive. They include nursing, tending to the queen bee needs, hive cleaning, bee grooming, undertaker, honeycomb building, and hive maintenance. In terms of “foraging”, they must...

Leadership Push with Jimmy Blackmon

Leadership Push with Jimmy Blackmon

As we prepare to begin phasing back into work, I’ve asked myself what I might focus on if I was planning to return to a new normal in my own company. I see an opportunity for a restart in many regards. This unexpected time out, whether we like it or not, provides us...

Exactus Advisors Launches Leadership Practice

Exactus Advisors Launches Leadership Practice

Chicago, IL - 05/06/2020 - Exactus Advisors LLP (Exactus), a nationally recognized advisory firm, is proud to announce the launch of our Leadership and Strategy practice, led by Jimmy F. Blackmon. Focused on addressing the complex leadership and strategy challenges at...

The Four Stages of Competence

The Four Stages of Competence

I reported to flight school in the fall of 1991. From the day I arrived, helicopters dotted the skies over lower Alabama day and night. Literally, you could not sling a dead cat without hitting three aviators walking down any street in Enterprise, Alabama.  I’ve...

Leading with Grace

Leading with Grace

Grace is one of those elusive, mysterious words that can be difficult to fully understand. The English language is challenging due to hominims – words with the same spelling but different meanings – but it’s not that grace has entirely different meanings, it’s that it...

Do You Really Know Who Your Buyer Is?

Do You Really Know Who Your Buyer Is?

If you're in the consulting services space, it's critical to know who your actual buyer is. We often hear from our clients that many other consultants have walked into the first meeting with them assuming that they knew who was making the buying decision and only...

4 Ways to Simplify Your Corporate Strategy During Turbulent Times

4 Ways to Simplify Your Corporate Strategy During Turbulent Times

We know. Your business can struggle when overhead is too high, management is too complex, it offers too many unnecessary products or simply loses focus. That’s where an operations improvement consulting firm can play a huge role in finding ways to rid it of these pain points. Such a firm can save your company millions of dollars and help it to operate smoothly. Here are four ways to manage these.