Yesterday Can’t = Today

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius Last week in this space I wrote about the reality that as leaders we can’t sit [...]


Maybe the Problem is You

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt There is no end to the list of things that business owners [...]


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 [...]


Paint Your Canvas

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer As I’ve mentioned before in this space, one of the most important (and often overlooked) aspects to success [...]


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 [...]


Time to Start Learning

“Life is tough…it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne I had the good fortune to be part of a panel discussion at a local college recently. We were answering questions from a group of [...]


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 [...]


It’s Your Job!

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker I live in a part of the world with a relatively small population. No matter what the [...]


Time for World Domination

“Achieving something that’s never been done before starts with challenging yourself to do things that you’ve never done before.” – Melinda Gates Here’s the least original statement of the year: [...]


Beliefs = Outcomes

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb The more I’ve learned about leaders & their businesses (not to mention myself), the [...]