Articles on: Inspire

Are you tapping the power of Simple?

Patrick Lencioni is a brilliant guy. Not because his teachings have helped tens of thousands of business owners be more successful (although they have…). And not because he’s written 10 fantastic books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team…although he’s done that as well. No – Patrick Lencioni is brilliant because he truly understands and […]

Are you Halfway…but don’t feel Halfway there?

It’s hard to believe we are nearly halfway through the calendar year.  But the calendar doesn’t lie, 12 o’clock noon, July 2, the official halfway mark, is less than 30 days away.    Though the halfway point on a calendar has no wiggle room, luckily halfway in business (and in life) can have a variety of […]

The Wisdom of Trees

  They can live to be 1,500 – 2,000 years old. When you see them, you can’t help but be amazed by the quiet strength on display in the way their often curvy branches appear to defy gravity with their horizontal reach. Often garnished with Spanish moss, there is something both mystical and calming when […]

Do You Have A Rembrandt in Your Business Closet?

Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announced this past week they had found a 500 year-old painting by Hieronymus Bosch; maybe that’s not a Rembrandt, but from a value / collector’s perspective, it’s not far off.  In fact, there are only 25 paintings by Bosch on the planet and only 5 in the U.S.  The […]

What Christmas Carol does Your Business Sing?

This past week “The Voice” crowned its latest winner, 22 year old Jordan Smith. His final performance was the powerful Christmas song “Mary Did You Know” and he nailed it. The recording became the number #1 download on I-Tunes overnight. It held that spot for several days and continues to be near the top as […]

Is Your Business Thankful?

How thankful is your business?   With it being the week of Thanksgiving, there may be no better time to ask that question.   Maybe the more important question is how thankful would your customers say your business is? Most businesses are in some mode of growth.  Unless someone is intentionally trying to sabotage or methodically wind […]