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Business Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of what’s become a holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a middle-aged man who in spite of working tirelessly in his family business experiences a calamity of events right before Christmas, that causes him to wish he would have never been born. […]

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 […]

Are Foggy Lenses Limiting Your Business?

You never know what you might discern during a good father-daughter project.  Here’s something that came to me in a recent project of my own. In life and business we all can be impacted by foggy lenses.     In the early 1990’s the auto industry started switching from glass lens headlights to plastic lens covers.  […]

Key Lessons from The CEO Next Door

The CEO Next Door is a new book written by Elena Botelho, Kim Powell and Tahl Raz and unlike many leadership books, it’s based on a lot of hardcore research which leads to some interesting insights about what it takes to be an effective CEO / Business Leader. Botelho and Powell have done an in-depth […]

Parkinson’s Law, Productivity and Summer Hours…

It’s likely that you’re familiar with the experience of having a burst of productivity right before leaving town on vacation.  Knowing that you only have a couple of days to get a lot of stuff done, miraculously decisions are made, your focus improves and action items start disappearing like cold drinks at a summer barbecue. […]