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Are you Making it Easy?

One of the ideas in James Clear’s excellent book ‘Atomic Habits‘ is the importance of what he refers to as the Law of Least Effort. His focus is personal behavior change and specifically the idea is that if you want to adopt a new behavior, a new habit, your best bet is to make it […]

Oregon Revisited…

It’s been nearly 15 years since we sold our business in Oregon and moved to Kansas.  This past week, we returned for the first time to the place our now 17 year old daughter was born.  It was also the first time our little family spent in the state as Oregon tourists and not Oregon […]

3 Ways to Drive New Opportunities

If you’re like most business owners there have been times when you’ve been frustrated with not having enough customers or revenue. You do great work, you offer great products – shouldn’t there be a line out the door looking to buy from you? Sadly it just doesn’t work that way. There’s too much noise and […]

No More Hoarders – Getting Employees to Share Knowledge

How do you get employees to share knowledge?   There are few businesses that don’t struggle with this issue even though most research overwhelming supports that sharing knowledge is one of the best paths to increasing productivity, improving creativity, and overall performance.   So what fuels the knowledge hoarder? What drives this type of behavior?   It’s the […]

You don’t know what you don’t know…

There have been moments in my life where I felt like I had everything figured out – that I knew what was up, I knew what I was doing and that I was definitely on the right track. (This investment is solid, this company will be a great long-term opportunity, etc.). And pretty much every […]

Want to grow? Don’t be a Hub…

Summertime is vacation time; is your business ready to run without you?   Recently a situation occurred with one of our Aspire clients that added a twist to this familiar summer quagmire.  However, it wasn’t the owner, but the Operations Manager (#2 position on their Accountability Chart) who was going to be gone for a few […]