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Directionally Correct podcast

Jun 12, 2018

If you've listened to this podcast before you know we touch on a lot of subjects that affect business performance.  If you've ever wondered why that is, today we reference a study from the Drucker Institute about the benefits of consistently delivering high performance over a range of business areas in order to...


May 8, 2018

In July 2017 Southern Oak Consulting authored an analysis entitled, "Management Consulting's Impact on Private Equity Performance".  The analysis used data from the Pitchbook database and revealed that U.S private equity funds who used management consultants for operational performance improvement outperformed the IRR...


May 1, 2018

Last week the Turnaround Management Association had their Southwest Conference in San Antonio and Southern Oak Consulting was there.  Greg Saltsman shares the latest insights about what's being discussed at the TMA event.


Apr 10, 2018

Walmart is all about "low prices" and until now they have reigned supreme.  But when a company competes on price, there will always be someone "cheaper" coming up from behind and that's what's happening with advances by Amazon.  Walmart is making it clear they won't give up their position quietly and lately...


Apr 5, 2018

KPI scorecards are standard practice for financial metrics, but what about qualitative goals?  Diversity, inclusion, employee satisfaction, sustainability, innovation, ethics - all are important and none are attached to a general ledger.  In this podcast we talk about the softer side of scorecards and how much weight...