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Organizational Health: Save the Drama for your Mama…

Somebody needs to come up with a workplace Drama meter. I’m pretty sure there aren’t any assessments for this, but after working with a lot of small businesses over the last 14 years, I’m convinced that a high level of drama in the workplace is one of the best ways to tell that the business […]

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 […]

The Power of Laughter

It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine.  In the 1300’s, Henri de Mondeville, a French Surgeon, was already studying and documenting the positive effects of using laughter as therapy for pain reduction with his patients.  And a full millennium prior that, Aristotle theorized that “Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to Health.” […]

Want to engage someone? Try this…

You’ve likely had this experience. You meet someone at a networking event and you introduce yourself You start with your name – ‘Hi, I’m Joe Smith’. And then… almost certainly… you tell them your title or your job. ‘I’m the VP of Stuff at Company X’ or ‘I’m an accountant’, or ‘I own Business Y’. […]

Is Follow-Through a Lost Art?

Consistent. Intentional. Deliberate follow-through.  Has it improved in some industries and slipped in others?  Have you noticed a shift?  Is it impacting you or your company? One of our Aspire clients is convinced they could succeed in just about any business by consistently executing one simple action:  Follow-through.  It’s not meant to be a boastful […]

Embracing Accountability

Accountability, specifically a Culture of Accountability. If that’s not something you need for your business then stop reading.  But, if the word incites any level of curiosity or desire on how to grow a culture that embraces it, read on. This past week, accountability became the topic of discussion during a meeting (it often does).  […]