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Jeff Stephenson

January 20 , 2020


Jeff was interviewed by AdvisoryCloud on January 20 , 2020 as part of our Featured Advisor Interview series.

  • AC - Tell us more about your main areas of expertise for being an advisor? Jeff Stephenson - I have worked in most industries and sectors both domesti...

Jeff Stephenson

May 01 , 2020


A commitment as defined in most contract management circles refers to “any action people take in the present that binds them (or their organization) to a future course of action.”<...

Jeff Stephenson

September 18 , 2019


New approaches require major investments of time, attention and cash, so management must seek a stable model (a plan) before committing these resources. Furthermore, plans attract the funds, effort and attention required to try a new approach. The plan must be complex enough to encompass a mul...

Jeff Stephenson

September 18 , 2019


When companies wake up one morning and realize their organization lacks attractive opportunities for growth, they often attempt a crash course to renew their portfolio through large-scale initiatives. Like most actions born of desperation, these have a high failure rate. A better approach ensu...

Jeff Stephenson

August 21 , 2019


Before deciding on a route that your company will take, it is prudent to assess how fast and resilient the company is.

If your company is quick footed but short on endurance, your company should choose the shortcut through the woods instead of the long scenic trek ac...

Jeff Stephenson

May 05 , 2020


It is good to know that in a downturn, (1) clients are more forgiving of long term changes that incur short-term performance dips, (2) any downturn offers an opportunity to accelerate ongoing transformations as well as initiate new ones, and (3) most importantly, downturns provide an idea...

Jeff Stephenson

January 20 , 2020


I am sure if you are like most when your company entered the market and started to make its mark it most likely faced hurdles and struggles that tested its resolve.

Take heart, the worst of times as a whole can be the best of times to drive transformation. The key is to recognize that e...

Jeff Stephenson

August 08 , 2019


I hope everyone that is reading this has had a day they would consider to be a success.  If not, then I would ask you to do the following quick exercise:

Take a moment and think of all the things that are working well in your life.

Now quantify the instances where you...