Author Archives: Jim Wadella


June 2019

A Short Primer on Process Improvement

Process Improvement (PI) or Business Process Improvement (BPI) is typically used by Industrial Engineers and Consultants to analyze an existing process to determine bottlenecks, waste, inefficiencies or areas of time delay and then develop possible solutions for improving the process. Examples of improvements could be things such as implementing a new application or system (i.e. […]

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June 2019

What is Management Consulting, Anyway?

Ok, I have been in the ‘Management Consulting’ business for many years and with several companies.  I have suffered for years at various family picnics and outings as my in-laws, as well as family members, still don’t quite know what I do.  This also happens with many people and companies I talk to in a […]

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May 2019

We are the Sweet Spot…

“We are the Sweet Spot” – Warning – HUGE Sales message coming your way…firmly cemented in reality… Flexible resources – We have worked for years in identifying and hand selecting people that share some common traits: high intelligence (IQ), high emotional intelligence (EQ), multiple industry experiences, strong consultative skills and extreme team orientation.  These people […]

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April 2019

The Best Kept Secret In Kansas City…

Here is THE best kept secret in Kansas City for improving and growing your business.  Core Catalysts is a management consulting company that has some of the best handpicked minds in town. We have experiences across multiple industries and multiple disciplines.  We are supported by tools and templates that can be brought to bear and […]

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April 2019

Core Catalysts – Chief of Barketing Announcement

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Barketing Officer, Edison Perry Jacobs, effective April 1st, 2019. Edison has already set new sartorial standards for the Consulting team here at Core Catalysts: he is seldom see in the office without a tie. Edison pedigree in overseeing productivity is undeniable, so it’s […]

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March 2019

Reflections on the Kansas City Market and Our Clients (Part 1 of 2)

As I reflect on the business growth of the past 18 months across Kansas City businesses, I see distinct trends. We touch the growth and strategy of many mid- to large-size companies across Kansas City by providing management services, advisory services, leadership services and board positions for the organizations we are involved with. 2019 brings […]

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March 2019

Reflections on the Kansas City Market and Our Clients (Part 2 of 2)

My previous blog highlighted some of trends we are seeing in the Kansas City market in the industries and clients we serve.  These trends can be verified by sources such as the recent Country Club Capital Advisors report on M&A activity The State of M&A in Kansas City The trends of services support needs across […]

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March 2017

A Snapshot: Lease Accounting

Here is a high level overview… of the upcoming Lease Accounting guidance coming from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Use it for education purposes or for your explanation to those not tracking these guidelines like we do! Need some more tools or ideas on how to easily comply? Give us a call! – Jim […]

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February 2017

Here Comes Lease Accounting: 7 Things Companies are Saying

Some may think we have gone off to the accounting deep end here…  Please bear with us. Many people know that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issues new guidance periodically for accounting standards and that Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting are quickly coming up for implementation dates.  Many companies are in the throes of […]

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May 2016

Consulting as a Profession – Part II

This is the second in a short series that furthers some thoughts I have developed over the years in regards to Consulting as a Profession.  In this document I talk about the perception of business value from using consultants.  The definition of ‘consultants’ is worth noting here first as there can be widely different ones.  […]

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