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Disconnecting for the good…

Disconnecting.   When is the last time you really disconnected?  Certainly, over the last several months we all have experienced different levels of being disconnected, but for the most part we are very much still connected.   If you are reading this, you’re connected. We all recognize the power of leveraging technology in our businesses and daily […]

The Buzzwords of Business…

Every industry has them, words or phrases that get repeated over and over until you almost start laughing inside when you hear them.  Many of them don’t even have their original meaning.  One of the most notable in sports was Hank Stram’s (legendary KC Chief’s Coach of SuperBowl IV) use of the word Matriculate.  ….and […]

Is Confirmation Bias keeping you from succeeding?

Confirmation Bias is defined as  “a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions.” On the surface that sounds like a fairly innocent issue – we look for information that bolsters our current beliefs. The problem is that confirmation bias makes it really difficult to change our minds (and […]

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.  […]

5 Things I Learned from the Growth Council

Just this past week, we kicked off our new strategic advisory group that we call the Growth Council.  In a nutshell it’s a group of 12 business owners, across different industries, with different size businesses who are all interested in learning how to successfully scale their business.  As a group, we’ll be doing a few […]

9 Quotes to Inspire a Fresh Start

Most of us will be happy to have 2017 in our rear-view mirror. For many, it was a long year of negativity, chaos and uncertainty.  But hope springs eternal and there are good reasons to suspect that next year is going to be better (even if it’s just the assumption that it can’t be as […]