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May 2019

Five Business Growth Questions You Should Ask Yourself

The 2008 recession put most businesses in ‘defense’ mode. More than a decade later, many are still thinking this way or have forgotten how to grow. Yes, it’s true that powerful forces are reshaping the world today, but as a business leader, you must ensure you are creating an organization that doesn’t just survive but […]

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May 2019

HOW COMPANIES WIN BY MAKING THE MOST OF INTERIM LEADERSHIP

How do you make the most of the interim executive opportunity? We’re all living in uncertain times: the only constant is change. Change in a business or market can leave you needing outside help. People at the top may suddenly leave or need to leave, resulting in planned or unexpected gaps in leadership, experience, and […]

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May 2019

How Many of the 8 GOLDEN RULES of Project Management Do You Follow

Managing a complex project can be a daunting task. Many consulting firms concentrate a lot on the ‘theory’ of project management and cookie-cutter methodologies versus real and practical approaches to implementing project management that works, borne from hard won experience. Here at Core Catalysts, we follow eight tried and true ‘golden rules’ to help our […]

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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 Basics of PMO Maturity

I would argue the it’s important to every organization to first know at what level is their PMO operating.  It is equally important to determine what level their PMO should be operating.  In reflecting on the multitude of organizations I have had the pleasure of working with I’ve seen three basic PMO operating levels.  These […]

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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

Innovation, Strategically.

Technology innovation is changing for CEOs and CFOs

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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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