“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, [...]


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 [...]


What’s Your Reason for Being?

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie By now most of you have probably seem Simon Sinek’s talk about Why. It’s [...]


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 [...]


What Will 2019’s Change Look Like?

“We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” – James Freeman Clarke Every year about this time we see published one list [...]


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 [...]