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Being Thankful in a Thankless Year – Finding Gratitude

If you’re feeling a little less than thankful this Thanksgiving you’re definitely not alone.  It has been quite a year.   And now as we approach what is normally the busiest travel holiday of the year, we’re being asked to reconsider any travel plans at all.  The challenge this year is finding gratitude when despair and […]

Purpose and Transparency — How to Ease Pandemic-Related Employee Fears

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end) – thanks for the article Jori…! The coronavirus pandemic has created unforeseen and unique challenges for employees and employers alike. While some of the initial dangers and unknowns of the pandemic are officially in the rearview mirror, there are still countless challenges […]

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 […]

The Challenge is what you’re not doing…

I was talking with a business owner recently and it was clear they had a significant challenge with their business. Overall things are good from a day to day operations basis, but their growth is stalled and if something doesn’t change, there will be a major problem in the near future. What really stood out […]

Great Leadership Starts with Letting Go

Most business owners are really good at something – that’s usually how and why they started the business in the first place. Plumbing companies are usually started by plumbers, restaurants are started by chefs, bars are started by people who like to drink… just kidding 😉 In general, that expertise is a great thing, especially […]