So Much Complexity

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein Last week in this space the topic was fuel & where we go to get energy.  Someone said to me that they’ve figured out where they go to get [...]


What’s Your Fuel

“When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice they didn’t find them, they made them.” – Ashley Goodall One of the aspects of real success that gets overlooked is energy.  [...]


Let Your Rock Stars Be Rock Stars

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Too many businesses (and people) are doing things because [...]


Full Speed Somewhere

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B.C. Forbes Last week in this space we talked about reaching the point – hopefully soon – where we can stop hunkering [...]


Focus, Not Obsession

“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.” – Ann Patchett There have been a lot of posts in this space over the years about focus.  The [...]


What Do I Bring?

“Hide not your talents.  They for use were made.  What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Last week in this space the topic was value, and how as leaders our goal needs to be to [...]


A Too-Often Forgotten Truth

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio Sometimes when I talk to leaders, I get the impression that things like [...]



“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston In normal times, those leaders who are able to maintain focus in spite of all the noise nearly always outperform [...]


You Can’t Do It All

“The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov I’m fortunate in my career to spend a lot of time helping businesses develop strategy and plan for [...]


Are You Good at the Right Stuff?

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” – Stephen R. Covey It’s really easy, in all aspects of [...]