Articles on: Book review

Struggle with Decisions? Go Wider…

We make decisions all the time –ranging from what to eat for lunch to strategic career decisions to how to manage relationships and life partners.  And although we’ve all had a lot of practice at it, it turns out that collectively we aren’t very good at it. Consider the following (from the book Decisive by […]

Are people talking about your business?

  Business owners, especially those with smaller businesses, will tell you that one of the main ways they get new customers is through word-of-mouth. However, very few of those same business owners actually do anything to purposely generate word-of-mouth.  They’re just happy if it happens. Think about some of  your own experiences or maybe businesses […]

Are you focusing on your Queen Bee Role?

  There are all kinds of inspirations out there.  Just ask author, speaker and business growth expert Mike Michalowicz.  He’s been inspired by the process of growing giant pumpkins (The Pumpkin Plan), dinner plates and dieting (Profit First) and how bees are able to quickly scale their hives (his latest book – Clockwork). It’s that […]

Business Lessons from Shoe Dog?

   When you think of Nike, you probably think of their cutting edge (and sometimes controversial) ads. Or you think of the high-profile athletes who are paid to represent them. Or maybe, if you’re more financially-minded, you think about their (approximate as of this time) $136 Billion market cap. And it’s exactly those lofty heights […]

How do you know if you have a great culture?

Do you have a great team?  How do know? In his recent book The Culture Code, author Daniel Coyle suggests a pretty simple test to tell whether or not you’ve got a healthy culture that’s supporting a high performance team.  The suggestion actually comes from one of the many great teams that he studied as […]

Are you thinking in Moments?

Sometimes an idea comes along that changes how you think about things… Brothers Chip Heath and Dan Heath are research driven academics who have written some remarkable books over the last 10 years and their latest book is no exception.  The authors of Made to Stick, Decisive and Switch have turned their attention to a […]