About Ken Bogard

Ken Bogard joined Nexus Business Solutions with a background in turnaround management and business leadership. He has over 10 years of management and consultative experience in numerous industries. His “know honesty” approach has delivered significant financial gains, improved leadership collaboration, structured strategic direction, and developed “built-to-last” mentalities within numerous small and medium sized organizations.

“West Michigan Nice” Strikes Again

“West Michigan Nice is this strange cultural loophole around issues where you can’t seem to get full honesty from your closest neighbor, your coworker, and sometimes even your family.” Our culture of wanting to please people and avoid disruption is spilling into the workplace, which makes understanding the true condition of our companies nearly impossible. [...]

2019-04-01T11:25:57-04:00February 17th, 2019|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Team Health|Comments Off on “West Michigan Nice” Strikes Again

When Nice Isn’t Nice

We have a tendency to not talk about the deeper issues and avoid conflict just to be nice. In business, being ‘West Michigan Nice’ just doesn't cut it. There is a time when being nice can really do some damage, and in business is one of them. The truth is, when you cover up your [...]

2019-01-24T14:49:22-04:00December 10th, 2018|Connecting with your people, Good Communication, Leadership, Open and Honest, Podcasts|Comments Off on When Nice Isn’t Nice

Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

Do you find moments of truth to be elusive in the workplace? Even if you’re at a place that is ethical and are surrounded by people that aim to do the right thing, the truth can still be elusive. And when we don’t have complete truth in the workplace, perception wins. I want to share [...]

2018-09-17T09:59:08-04:00September 17th, 2018|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management, Meeting Pulse|Comments Off on Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

Make Your Meetings Worth Every Minute

In a perfect world we would be thrilled about the next meeting on our calendar. Excited for those riveting moments that take place while seeing our colleagues in action. Anticipating the course changes we may decide on that will have a profound impact on our company’s future. But that’s a distant world from the reality [...]

2018-08-29T09:58:42-04:00September 4th, 2018|Blog Articles, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Meeting Pulse|Comments Off on Make Your Meetings Worth Every Minute

The Magic Bullet for Greatness Isn’t Magic

Maggie was poised and ready for her first day as Marketing Manager for a large toy supplier. She had a series of questions during her first meeting with her Director, Doug. She asked, “What are your expectations for me in this role?” “I expect you to be great!” Doug said with confidence. “I can be [...]

2018-07-23T09:08:31-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Blog Articles, Employee Development, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Magic Bullet for Greatness Isn’t Magic

Your Company Needs More Issues!

Your ability to tackle issues directly correlates to your company’s ability to succeed. No matter the size, complexity, financial strength of your organization, it will have issues, known and unknown. Your company’s success doesn’t rely on having no Issues, but on your employees’ ability to identify and solve the Issues that exist. If your company [...]

2018-04-30T13:34:10-04:00May 7th, 2018|Blog Articles, Problem Solving|Comments Off on Your Company Needs More Issues!

What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

In the beginning of my sessions with leadership teams, I preface our time together by saying, “If you have that little voice inside of you, that little piece of you that says I should say something, then say it. We can’t afford to not know the true condition of your organization.” I say this, because [...]

2018-03-09T15:07:26-04:00March 12th, 2018|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, Hiring / Firing, Leadership|Comments Off on What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

Becoming a Super Bowl-Caliber Company

The door of the Super Bowl is only open to the best teams in the NFL. Along the journey to that one chance at greatness is a long road of discipline, grit, candor, and strategic planning. Much like the Super Bowl, business success is only enjoyed by the best companies. These companies also experience a [...]

2018-02-06T15:22:13-04:00January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Small Business|Comments Off on Becoming a Super Bowl-Caliber Company