Culture matters.  Culture really matters when a company is in rapid transformation fueled by growth.  This series addresses common “Growing Pain Gotchas,” and this post specifically speaks to what can happen when culture is compromised.  Remain alert to spotting early warning signs of vultures that are feeding on any decay in your cultural foundation and you can keep your company healthy and viable for future growth and success. I was engaged with an early growth stage company who had done a very good job of identifying their target…

Growth is rarely linear and predictable in the early growth stages of a business venture and the growth itself can begin to morph or change the company in many ways.  This series addresses a range of commonly experienced business growing pains – what they are, how to spot them, and most importantly, strategies to eradicate them early before they damage the companies viability.  I call these the  “Growing Pain Gotchas” (or GPG’s for short). All of us probably remember the guy in high school (or maybe we were…

At Lumen Strategies, the focus with clients is on two foundational elements for achieving clarity to accelerate growth opportunities for businesses – strategy and execution.  This year in particular, however, I have come to appreciate the role that a third element of the stool contributes through a client experience.  The third element is culture.  So if you are one to cut to the chase and you want the punch line up front, then here it is — if you want to successfully tackle a growth opportunity there are…