People and 2022

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” – Sarah Kay If we were playing a game of hide and seek with the year 2022, this would be the part where 2022 says, “Ready or not, here I come!”  [...]


Be Real & Get Help

“When dealing with complex transportation issues, the best thing to do is pull up with a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out.” – Anthony Bourdain There’s an interesting contradiction [...]


You Can’t Lead Without Leading

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln Virtually every organization in the world has a leader, at least in theory. Somebody is the President, or [...]


It’s Not Just About You

“Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty.” – Virginia Satir We spend a lot of time in the change arena talking about what we need to do as leaders in creating and [...]


Get Them on Board

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt I recently was fortunate to be asked by a client of ours to meet with a prospective new employee. [...]


Who’s Mattering to You?

“Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have, [...]


What Are You Planting?

“If your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.” – Chinese Proverb These days in business a fair amount [...]


No Dictators Please

“Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” – George S. Patton I attended a conference for family businesses recently, and one of the [...]


3 Questions to Answer Today

“This is the first time in history that you can be great at what you’re doing today and be out of business tomorrow.” – Ken Blanchard Quotes like Blanchard’s above can be found everywhere these [...]


Strategy Without People? Bad Idea.

“If you surround yourself with the smartest people you can find, people will think you’re a lot smarter than you are.  Only insecure people think this works the other way.” – Noah Callahan-Bever [...]

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