Impact 2023: The best of everything

This past weekend, we joined some of the Pacific Northwest’s leading business figures for Impact 2023: The Best of Everything. For us, the most valuable part of the conference was the chance to gather with a diverse and engaged family of Giant Leap members. The first day kicked off with our member lunch,…

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Introducing our new Group Leader: Joanne Giordano

I am pleased to welcome Joanne Giordano to Giant Leap as our newest Group Leader for the region north of Seattle. Joanne brings strong management experience in the insurance industry and retail food business, having recently served as President and CEO of Dream Dinners. Joanne participated in peer mentoring earlier in her…

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How Many VPs Can a Small Company Have?

A person’s job title matters. A lot. It matters to the individual, to the business, and to the outside world. But a company’s approach to titles can have unforeseen implications and unintended consequences. Job titles have value. They’re a type of currency. And where there’s currency, there’s the threat of inflation. That’s…

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What COVID teaches us about crisis

Where was your business in the spring of 2020? By that time, mounting anxiety around the impact and longevity of COVID-19 was starting to set in. Most places were in some version of lockdown. All organizations were figuring out how to operate virtually. And many were wondering whether they would still be…

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COVID-19 Strategic Filter

I have a real-time view into the financial and strategic situation of about 50 companies in Canada and the US. This has been a tumultuous time for nearly all of them. Over the past two months of intense discussions, planning and adjusting, some common strategic themes have emerged. I’m calling this the…

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