Your Business – Roller Coaster, Merry-go-round or Bumper Cars…?

Amusement Parks have been evolving for hundreds of years.   The oldest park in the world is Bakken, located in Klampenborg, Denmark.  It first opened in 1583!  Currently, in North America, there are approximately 400 amusement parks of various different degrees and themes.  And, Florida wins the tournament as far as having the highest number of […]

Pricing: Profit or Pain – What do you choose?

I’ve met with 2 different business owners in the last week and although their situations were wildly different, they both shared a significant challenge.  Despite having been in business for quite a while, both owners were finding running their business to be getting harder over time. Every day was feeling like an uphill slog and […]

Are you being Self-Sabotaged?

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” it’s a thought-provoking question that is usually credited to the late evangelist, Robert Schuller.   Many others have used a version of it.  It was the opening question by Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA in a great TED Talk several years ago […]

How do you build influence and engagement? Try this…!

Would you like to have more influence on the people around you?  How much impact would it have on you (or your business) if your employees completely engaged with you? How much more effective would you be when negotiating with a client or vendor if you could quickly help them to trust you and to […]

Business Strategies for Your Cinderella Story…

We all know the story of Cinderella.  Originally written in 1697 by Charles Perrault, it is the inspiring fairy tale of the underdog winning.  Though, it was the movie magic of Walt Disney’s animation studio in 1950 that ensured Cinderella would become one of the most popular fairy tales of all time. Every March, NCAA […]

What Superlative does your business own?

What is your business best at?  If you were to finish this sentence – what words would you use? “We deliver the most (or best)  __________ to our customers!”   If you’re like the majority of businesses out there… and you’re honest about it, you probably can’t finish that sentence. And that’s okay for now. […]