Tension

glass curtain wall

Tension is the state of being stretched.  It can be caused by a force that either pulls or pushes another object, person, or situation.  Tension can be found in relationships between people, businesses, and groups of people.  In the natural world, it can be found on the surface of water as it resists an external force. Within a network of people, … Read More

Strong bonds

Anacostia park

Building a successful business ecosystem is dependent upon unifying all aspects of an organization. The vision of the leader serves as the guiding force as a company develops over time. Information, materials, products, and services need to flow easily from point to point or from person to person across an organization’s network. Friction impedes flow. Disgruntled or disillusioned employees, ineffective communications … Read More

Staying relevant

forced perspective on a bridge

If your business is relevant then it is competitive.  Maintaining relevance requires a consistent effort to keep your business in the minds of the people you are serving.  This includes both your current and future customers. Losing relevance means that you are no longer aligned with your customers.  It means that you are losing touch with what’s happening in your … Read More