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Thought Leadership by SLKone

September 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Effective Brand Strategy Begins with Culture

Effective brand strategy is an influential aspect of any business and can give your company an edge in an incr...
September 16, 2021

Get the Most Out of Your Data for Strategy Success

Data from a wide array of sources is at the heart of evaluating business strategy and can provide an assessment o...
September 2021 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: LeAnne Stewart

LeAnne Stewart is the Chief Financial Officer of Axia Women’s Health. Please join us for this special spotlight i...
July 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Business Strategy – Too Many Choices?

Dusting off my personal library over the weekend, I had a revelation: there were more business strategy books ...
July 19, 2021

Development of Organizational Strategy

To be effective, strategy requires situational awareness, vision setting, objective setting, and comprehensive pl...
June 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: The Role of Finance in SaaS

The SaaS industry has exploded with the advancement and proliferation of technology over the past 20 years. Th...
June 15, 2021

Developing a SaaS Sales Incentive Plan

In this article, we will discuss numerous levers that can be pulled when designing a SIP, and additional spiffs t...
June 2021 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: American Icon

Recounting the trying times of the American automotive industry following the Great Recession of 2008, Amer...
May 2021 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian

Peripheral Vision: An Interview with Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian, SLKone Advisory Partner and Professor of Market...
May 16, 2021

How to Survive in a World of KPIs

When used correctly, KPIs clarify business operations, guide strategy, and drive activities for outsized impact a...
May 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Growth Through Failure

I recently experienced a quintessential consultant failure. The project was interesting. The client was engage...
March 16, 2021

Unlocking Operational Excellence with Process Mining

Process mining can help organizations enable operational resilience, reduce financial and operational risks, cata...
March 2021 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: Shan Jegatheeswaran

Shan Jegatheeswaran is the SVP of Digital for the Oil Field Services business unit at Baker Hughes Company. SL...
March 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Do You Know Why You're Doing That?

At SLKone, we’re big fans and proponents of process. With smart, routine processes in place, organizations can...
March 2021 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: The Leader's Bookshelf

This month, we decided to mix it up. Instead of reading a book on leadership, we decided to read a book about ...
February 2021 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: Andrew Klemm

Business ...
February 2021 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: The Biggest Bluff

Have you ever felt the desire to start completely fresh? To become a verified novice in a new-to-you field? Ma...
January 2021 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things chronicles the challenges that author Ben Horowitz encountered during ...
January 13, 2021

A Process for Business Transformation: Enabling Process and People with Digital Transformation

This is the fourth and final article of our “Process for Business Transformation” series continues to explore the...
January 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: The Future is Now with Hybrid Consulting Models

The archetype of a consultant is one of a road warrior. Wake up early on a Monday morning to catch a flight on...
November 2020 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: Dr. Emily Block

Business as a Science: An...
November 2020 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Onward & Upward in the Face of Uncertainty

Instead of focusing on the undeniable strain that COVID-19 has put on the global economy and its businesses si...
November 2020 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: Extreme Ownership

Chronicling both heroic and tragic war stories, Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jo...
October 2020 Newsletter

Spotlight Interview: Dan Kowalski

Busi...
October 2020 Newsletter

Monthly Edit: Business Development and COVID-19: Adapting to Thrive

As an industry, consulting is often viewed as a discretionary expense. Hastily categorized as non-essential, o...
October 2020 Newsletter

Breakroom Book Review: Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know was the ina...
September 25, 2020

A Process for Business Transformation: Making the Link from Activities to Roles to People

Welcome to the third installment in our series, “A Process for Business Transformation”. In previous installments...
June 23, 2020

A Process for Business Transformation: A Defined Approach to Assess Process

Welcome to the second article in our series, “A Process for Business Transformation”. In this article, we will ad...
May 28, 2020

The Business Restart Incubator: Spotlight on the Finance Function

Business leaders are facing unrelenting pressure from investors, employees, and other stakeholders to make drasti...
May 28, 2020

The Business Restart Incubator: Spotlight on Supply Chain Impact

It’s been four months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19, and it still feels like there are more question...
May 14, 2020

When the tunnel ends, will your business be ready to operate in the new light?

Struck by COVID-19, the business world is wading through a dark and very long tunnel, blind to their North Star. ...
May 06, 2020

A Process for Business Transformation

Focusing the energy of transformation through a process approach
April 30, 2020

Business in the Time of Coronavirus

COVID-19 has created a dynamic economic climate unlike anything that has come before. It has fractured business m...
April 14, 2020

Think. Forward! (Part Four)

Use Deliberate Thinking to get back in business after the gut punch of COVID-19 in the Private Equity world.
April 10, 2020

Think. Forward! (Part Three)

Use Deliberate Thinking to get back in business after the gut punch of COVID-19 in the Private Equity world.
April 07, 2020

Think. Forward! (Part Two)

Use Deliberate Thinking to get back in business after the gut punch of COVID-19 in the Private Equity world.
April 03, 2020

Think. Forward! (Part One)

Use Deliberate Thinking to get back in business after the gut punch of COVID-19 in the Private Equity world.
March 21, 2020

When the platform growth engine sputters, has the acquisition playbook gone stale?

The platform ‘buy, build, and grow’ is the core strategy that underpins the investment thesis for small to mid-si...
March 10, 2020

M&A Integration: The Keys To Success

Combining two similar functional areas may seem like an easy task, but when it comes to mergers and acquisitions,...
October 03, 2019

What Does Cash Management Actually Mean?

Type-casted as a taboo subject, cash management can be misinterpreted and consequentially mismanaged. No business...
September 14, 2019

What Insights Are You Missing?

A leadership team is discussing the recent performance of its business and is attempting to develop action plans ...
August 30, 2019

Is Your PMO Delivering Results?

A robust and operationalized Project Management Office (PMO) can be felt throughout an organization. Project mana...
August 21, 2019

Are You Addressing the ‘White Elephants’ in the Room?

The only thing you’re likely to see a domesticated elephant do these days is stand on a ball at the zoo or paint ...