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No Flying Solo

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” – Cesar Chavez We work almost exclusively with small- to mid-size businesses. One of the things I consistently see leaders in those [...]

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Resilience

“If you learn something from defeat it isn’t a loss.” – Unknown There are a hundred things that impact whether or not your organization is successful. Some of them – change, innovation, [...]

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What’s Filling Your Day?

“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky Most people who lead businesses are extremely gifted, great learners, willing to try new things, open to new [...]

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One Thing We Want Everybody Else to Have

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” – David Brin Quite often in the business world people grab hold of [...]

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Is The New Year Really New?

“Vision without action is dreaming, action without vision is passing the time, while visions with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker As each year winds down, we always hear about New [...]

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Culture Takes Work

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington Culture gets a lot of attention these days, and rightly so. For all the strategy & planning and great ideas we might have, [...]

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Get to Work

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie I love sports. I [...]

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Wishing Doesn’t Cut It

“A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” – Robert Frost Most people are happy to tell you about their phenomenal work ethic, or how [...]

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Back to Basics

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare There are a lot of fun, complex, mysterious things that go into leading an organization to sustained success. We’ll [...]

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Are You Agile?

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” – J. Paul Getty I have the great fortune of working with a lot of terrific leaders. They share a bunch of characteristics, but [...]