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Are you like a turtle crossing a busy road?

It must be the time of the year, but I’ve seen two turtles attempting to cross busy streets just in the last week. One of them was a young turtle who looked to be wandering in circles (but still in the road) but the other one was a full grown box turtle that was plowing […]

Do You Assume Good Intent?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone doesn’t return a phone call or email?  When you’re stood up for a business meeting with a prospect, where does your mind go?  A good friend is a no-show for a lunch you planned, what’s your reaction? If your response to all these situations leans […]

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 […]

Leadership 101: A Quick Litmus Test for Leaders

The topic of leadership is always one that gets a lot of attention.  Leadership styles, effectiveness of leaders, ability to lead in crisis, leadership in change management, and succession leadership are just one handful of the examples of leadership terms you’ve probably heard at one time or another.  But what are some simple indicators to […]

Want to be more productive? Be a Goldfish…

If you haven’t seen the show ‘Ted Lasso’ yet, you need to. It’s a heartwarming, funny show about an American football coach who takes a job in the United Kingdom as a soccer coach in the Premier League. The coach, Ted Lasso, doesn’t know anything about soccer, but he knows how to build a great […]

Are You Leveraging the Dog Days of Summer?

It’s that time of year, the heat begins to wear on you.   Even if your business thrives during late July and into August, you know the dog days have arrived.  The Greeks and Romans first coined this term as Sirius (The Dog Star) appeared to rise alongside the sun in late July in the Northern […]