Growth Hacking: More Than Just A Buzzword

3 Strategies for Rapid Startup Growth To the uninitiated, the expression “growth hacking” may appear to be a mere catch phrase or marketing slogan. But the truth is that term actually refers to a well-defined and time-tested strategy for driving startup businesses to success. The formal definition, per Wikipedia, is “a process of rapid experimentation […]

Now or Later: When to Expand Your Business

There comes a time with any small business when you’re going to ask yourself: “Should I expand?” Much like starting your business in the first place, expansion can be a scary prospect. Here are a few tips that should let you know whether or not now is an opportune time to expand your business operations.

5 Ways to Increase Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness is the key to getting things done and making progress in your business. If your organization has low effectiveness, it means that it may take a long time to convert plans into reality or that people are doing their jobs, but they’re not producing the right results. What can you do to increase your […]

Secrets to Small Business Sustainability

When you’re running a small business, every detail and decision matters. In our experience working to help entrepreneurs grow and scale sustainable companies, we’ve found three key principles that can be the difference between success and failure. Delegate More, Manage Less Your time is valuable, and as an entrepreneur you probably have many tedious tasks […]

FREE Calgary Workshop: Lean Management

Brian Williams of StratIQ Consulting is proud to bring the Lean Management Workshop to Calgary, Alberta for the first time! Brian has trained multiple businesses in various sectors across North America on the significance of strong leadership and lean operations during difficult times. Whether you’re an independent financial advisor, manufacturer, law professional or retail business owner, […]

10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs To Succeed

As a leader, you need many skills. The job isn’t easy, and it requires a commitment to personal improvement and constantly striving to grow. To help you on your path, we’ve put together a list of 10 skills every great leader needs to succeed. 1. Adaptability – Times change, people change, and businesses change. A […]

Top 10 Leadership Books

One of the best ways to improve in leadership is with a good read. Including a variety of topics in psychology, social science, and character, here are our top 10 leadership book picks. 1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol. S. Dweck Standford University Psychologist Carol Dweck explores the power of our mindset in […]

5 TED Talks Every Leader Should Watch

Full of knowledge, wisdom, and bright new ideas, TED talks are the fast track to professional development and are sure to change the way you work and think. For leaders, there are five talks in particular that should be mandatory. For some inspiring, game-changing motivation for leaders, check out these five TED talks we love. […]

5 Habits That Make a Great Leader

While everyone has their own unique leadership style, there are definitely some commonalities in great leaders. By being aware of the habits great leaders exhibit, you too can incorporate them into your leadership style. What are they? Here are our top five habits that make a great leader. Set the Tone  It’s the leader’s job […]

Seven Great Leaders Throughout History

When people talk about great American leaders in our nation’s history, they often speak of war heroes, politicians, civil rights activists, or religious leadership. Undoubtedly, these are great Americans, but we cannot forget about the entrepreneurs who have changed the world with their ideas and actions. Pause for a moment and take a look around […]