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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 […]

Is Delegating Your Next Step Forward?

This past week, a group of business leaders were discussing challenges with disconnecting themselves from various responsibilities of their business.  As the conversation progressed it became clear that most of the issues on the table were not about the content of the challenge, but the actual execution of the task itself. They were giving examples […]

Business Strategies for Your Cinderella Story… (Take 2)

With NCAA tournaments in full swing, albeit a little unconventionally this year, the probability of the unexpected is still guaranteed to happen.  The wild card this year is the ability for teams to stay healthy.  Lose one or two key players and all of a sudden Cinderella arrives ready to dance.  The real question is; […]

Want to start a business? Carpe Diem!

This is a guest post from Derek Goodman – check out his bio at the end of the article. Thanks Derek…! There is no time like the present to get moving toward your dream of business ownership. If you have been reluctant to begin the start-up process due to the pandemic, consider some compelling reasons […]

Closing the Door of Distraction: How to Improve Listening in a Noisy Virtual World

As the world has learned to embrace the normalcy of virtual meetings, it has literally opened the flood gates for distractions.  It’s a level far beyond the occasional glancing at your phone under the table during that important company meeting!  Today, when it comes to distractions that keep you from listening during a meeting, the […]

Restaurant Week, Using The Law of Scarcity…

This past weekend marked the start of the 12th annual Restaurant Week in Kansas City.  This has become an annual event in many cities across the country for chefs to showcase their culinary skills.  In 2021, this normally “Dine-in” event will have a strong “carry-out” focus and many chefs are welcoming the opportunity to prepare […]