The Strategist

3 Ways the SPEARity App has Improved My Productivity

Can you remember back to when apps first starting showing up? I can and I was pretty resistant to using any. They seemed unnecessary to me. But, I was wrong. I can't remember what the first app was that I used, but now it seems like I have an app for pretty much...

Customer Experience Starts with Leadership

You have probably heard the term "customer experience". In fact, it's been floating around a lot of places lately. They are talking about it on the news, on LinkedIn, in books, and just about everywhere else. But, many CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders are...

Break Down and Achieve Goals With the SPEARity™ App

The English author, George Eliot once wrote, "Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together." This is what goal setting is all about and one of the most common things that people get wrong when trying to set goals. People often...

Why We Love Monday and How You Can Too

It's Monday! Do those words put fear in you? Does a sense of dread start to creep in on Saturday night because you know that you only have one day left to enjoy the weekend? If you feel like this, you are not alone.  Hop on social media on Sunday and Monday and you...

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

I heard a statistic today that 70% of people in America suffer from Imposter Syndrome. If you haven't heard of this before let me explain it. Imposter Syndrome is that feeling you get when you are doing a job putting on a front that you know exactly what you are doing...

The Three Keys to Effective Leadership

Have you ever wondered what's so special about the number three? As children, we heard stories about The Three Little Pigs, The Three Blind Mice, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But, it didn't stop with our childhood stories. The Rule of Three carries through in...

Why Goal Setting is Crucial for Leadership

Harvard Business conducted a study about goal setting that turned up some astounding results - 83 percent of people do not have goals. This may not surprise you if you talk to your family, friends, and coworkers; it seems people gave up on goal setting years ago. But,...

Why a Strategic Culture Beats Strategic Planning

I'm sure you have heard stressed the importance of strategic planning for your business. It's an idea that has been around for years. In fact, in 1980 Harvard professor and businessman, Michael Porter, wrote that competitive strategy needs to include 4 key elements:...

Spearity Joins Sparc to Help Businesses Grow

Spearity has teamed up with Scale Up Milwaukee and the Sparc program to help small central-city businesses grow.  Giving back is an important part of Spearity culture, and this is just one way we're excited to help.  You can read the full article about Scale Up...