January 14, 2022

Weekly Report 22-04

‘STRATEGIC PLANNING’ HAS BECOME A GENERIC BUZZWORD offered by many consultants whose version involves preparation of ‘Plans’ comprised of spreadsheets, power-point slides, narratives of undecipherable & questionable value, and at hefty cost. DCG version of viable and critical strategic direction is quite different – a simple, readable, few page summary of: (1) Business purpose, tangible... Continue
January 10, 2022

Weekly Report 22-03

EFFECTIVE LEADERS “KNOW HOW TO STRIKE A BALANCE between being firm and being fair in times of high stress, which can foster positive work climates that research shows increase productivity, innovation and motivation up to 30%” with since six-in-ten workers saying the largest influence on their personal energy is the behavior of their leaders. Since... Continue
January 7, 2022

Weekly Report 22-01

INFLATION IS UNQUESTIONABLY OUT OF CONTROL, and unfortunately is “as much about psychology as about economics, since expected inflation begets inflation, once people think prices are going up, they in turn, raise their own prices.”  Economists  never agree on forecasted timing, but major factors in 2022 include the degree of impact from: (1) Eventually diminishing... Continue
January 7, 2022

Weekly Report 22-02

A REMINDER ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF AN UPDATED ‘LIVING’ TRUST’ after you die – not about estate taxation, but for purposes primarily of: (1) Avoiding Probate, a Court process where assets are Frozen – i.e. cannot be withdrawn/ transferred/ sold – during an expensive and lengthy (in LA, often up to 24 months), while a... Continue
December 27, 2021

Weekly Report 21-89

2022 WILL GRADUALLY RETURN TO BUSINESS ACTIVITY AT A ‘NEW NORMAL’ LEVEL. Maintaining stability is now a matter of continuous attention, learning and flexible response as circumstances evolve. While economic & political changes are still very uncertain, the historical model of organizational decision-making is still important – where leaders do their best to avoid disrupting... Continue