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Does your business have a theme for this year?

How do you get a team of people to rally around whatever’s most important in your business? How do you get everyone to understand and focus on what’s going to make a difference this year (or this quarter)? One possibility is to use Thematic Goals as the foundation of your strategic planning process. The idea […]

Winners, Losers, and Leaders

Let’s face it, no one wants to lose.   Yet every great competition has a winner and loser.  Every year even the best of the best sports teams ultimately crowns only one champion and the runner-up becomes the first place loser.  That’s the cold reality of it.  But the good teams understand the process, that even […]

You Need a Foundation of Values to Drive Growth

Entrepreneurship is more of an art than a science. Every business, and business owner, is different. But… that doesn’t mean there aren’t some universal truths that can help you steer towards long term success. As an example, customers must be willing to pay for your product or service (not just like it, not follow you […]

Are you tapping into the Power of Ignition?

A single event or moment in time that changes everything; the point of no return.  At different times in our lives we’ve all experienced them.  Certainly, this year we’ve got plenty of examples where events created ignition.  We’ll leave history to judge the outcomes, but the power of ignition is real. As we observe Labor […]

How to Get Your Customers Back As You Reopen in the New Normal

This is a guest post from Naomi Johnson (see her info at the end of the article) – we hope you enjoy it. After months in lockdown, there is truly no stopping restrictions from easing up at this point. However, the reality is that COVID-19 is still a threat, so it’s far from business as […]

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 […]