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Leveraging the Real Superpower of a Cheetah

In a recent meeting while discussing the challenges of satisfying demand in the midst of interrupted supply chains, shortages of labor, and input costs that are anything but stable, the board president reminded the group of the Cheetah… The Cheetah is the fastest animal on the planet.  It has been clocked at speeds of 75 […]

Leadership 101: A Quick Litmus Test for Leaders

The topic of leadership is always one that gets a lot of attention.  Leadership styles, effectiveness of leaders, ability to lead in crisis, leadership in change management, and succession leadership are just one handful of the examples of leadership terms you’ve probably heard at one time or another.  But what are some simple indicators to […]

5 Things You Need to Climb Your Business Mountain…!

You’ve likely heard the saying; “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” – this can be especially true for business owners and entrepreneurs. Starting out, You should focus in on the trees (the details of your product / service and customer interactions) in order to get your business up and running, but you can […]

Questions for Scaling Your Business the Right Way

Annual planning for your business can be challenging most years, but 2020 takes it to a whole new level. It’s impossible to say what we’ll be facing next year, or when things will start to change (hopefully improve). But that doesn’t mean the act of planning is a waste of time. In fact, those business […]

The Power of Preparation

The power and value of effective preparation is a given in sports.   We’ve all heard the stories of the coaches who work 18-20 hour days during the season and the players who push themselves to physical limits of conditioning the average person can’t comprehend.  Together, they spend hours studying video clips and devising game plan […]

Are you chasing Growth or Success?

In business it’s easy to focus on growth as the only measure that really matters. It’s easy to measure (especially top line revenue or number of customers) and it just feels good. But is that really the best thing to focus on? *Spoiler alert – probably not…! 😉 I’m currently reading the book Company of […]