Recession Proofing: Your Company is as Strong as Its Weakest Link

By Robert Brodo | Oct 20, 2022 8:26:37 AM

The whispers of a coming recession have turned into shouts just as the leaves have accelerated their fall from the trees. Before we know it, the 4th quarter, and the year, will be over and we will be facing much uncertainty as we enter 2023. Many business leaders and experts are predicting a significant recession hitting us soon and it seems inevitable that there will be a downturn in the economy.

The best companies are preparing today. They are preparing by assessing their talent and developing plans of action to close the talent gaps that are required to navigate through turbulent times. It’s at this point that leaders should be recognizing they have issues with people who can bring the entire company down as every company is going to be only as strong as its weakest link.

As a talent development professional, I know from decades of experience that every company is on a spectrum of weak to strong based on its weakest links. As you prepare for the inevitable recession, where do you think your organization falls on that spectrum and what can you do to support and develop the weakest links in your organization?

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3 Business Acumen Essentials for 2016

By Robert Brodo | Dec 27, 2015 1:26:32 PM

Everyone who travels for business, or pleasure, fears that moment your baggage doesn’t show up.  When all of the other passengers have left and you are standing there staring at the empty baggage carousel.  In business, it’s the same feeling as preparing for a big meeting or presentation and something goes wrong, the competitor shifted strategy, or the customer changed direction and you are standing there looking at the empty carousel.

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Five Business Acumen Tips for 2016

By Robert Brodo | Dec 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The velocity of change is increasing.  As we all know, it is a 24/7 global business world and the expectations have never been higher.  Are you ready for 2016?  Business leaders and shareholders expect stronger performance and organizations need even more advanced business acumen skills to survive (let alone thrive).  Based on our experiences and predictions, here are five business acumen tips for 2016:

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