Articles on: Strategic Planning

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]

5 Key Business Lessons from a Non-Profit Event

     This past Sunday a young non-profit, Hear 2 help held its biggest event to date. Hear 2 help is a non-profit established in 2017 to help fund the expense of hearing aids and other amplification equipment for kids who may otherwise go without.  The fundraising event was the culmination of over 9 months […]

What’s the cost of being stuck?

There are lots of ways businesses get stuck.  They get stuck with people, stuck with systems, stuck with technology, stuck with products….there are hundreds of ways for business to get stuck.    But what about the Cost? This past week I learned of an example of a company that was stuck in old technology.   The company […]

Are Foggy Lenses Limiting Your Business?

You never know what you might discern during a good father-daughter project.  Here’s something that came to me in a recent project of my own. In life and business we all can be impacted by foggy lenses.     In the early 1990’s the auto industry started switching from glass lens headlights to plastic lens covers.  […]

Burgers, Discipline and Wildly Important Goals

I’ve had the opportunity to eat at In-N-Out Burger a couple of times in the last month or so.  We don’t have an In-N-Out here in Kansas City, so it’s a treat when I happen to be traveling somewhere that does have one.  I mentioned this to someone the other day and they had the […]

How to put some Spring into Your Business

If you want to improve you must be willing to change.  It is a stark reality of life that every day you are either getting better or getting worse.   The same is true in business, it is either improving or it’s slipping.  There is no such thing as maintaining status quo – in business it […]