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Category: Entrepreneurship

  • Do You Have an Employment Contract, Really…

    Do You Have an Employment Contract, Really…

    In a series of recent discussions, I was reminded of the need for one of the most basic of all employment matters. The employment contract. NO, I am not talking about an actual written, legal document, although those are handy in many situations. Rather I am talking about having a very detailed discussion with every […]

  • Understanding the New Normal for Leadership

    Understanding the New Normal for Leadership

    For too many decades, the word leadership meant a title and a box on an org chart somewhere. Yes, there were people who truly understood leadership and exercised it effectively, but big business managers failed, for the most part, to operate with true leadership principles. Before we move on, remember one thing – leading is […]

  • What Are You Waiting For?

    What Are You Waiting For?

    There comes a time in life when you’ve done all the thinking, study, analysis, and planning you can do. You reach a decision point. Then it happens. You freeze. You cannot go forward. You’re stuck. The question is then, what are you waiting for? What is it that holds you back, makes you balk? How […]

  • Don’t Be a Squirrel When It Comes to Decision Making

    Don’t Be a Squirrel When It Comes to Decision Making

    Where I live we have a large population of squirrels. These are ferril critters who run, jump, dig in flower beds, and swing in the trees. Sadly, when you drive thru the neighborhoods, it is not uncommon to find dead squirrels on the road. Why? Well, if you watch one of the spunky guys run […]

  • Change and Progress, Are They Twins?

    Change and Progress, Are They Twins?

    Change for the sake of change is meaningless. However, progress toward a new goal or achievement is more vital and more valuable to your organization.

  • Leaders Getting It Right

    Leaders Getting It Right

    Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the pleasure of watching a manager guide his team through a very successful series of events and opportunities. The way he has mastered the leadership of his interesting group has just been amazing to me. I’ve watched them overcome great obstacles, some uncertainty, and definite challenges to […]

  • You’re On Mute

    You’re On Mute

    It’s a familiar phrase that has rapidly risen to the top of our vocabulary while we attempt to engage and conduct business remotely. Zoom, Teams, Google Spaces, and Slack have risen to the top of the heap for connecting these days. Yet often as the session opens up, someone has that little red “X” showing […]

  • SFT: A Simple Reminder for Leadership Performance

    SFT: A Simple Reminder for Leadership Performance

    Dr. David L. Cook is a sports performance coach and business consultant who has made the phrase “SFT” famous. Leadership performance can be reduced to these three little ideas. You might know Dr. Cook’s name from a little book titled “Seven Days in Utopia”. The book was made into a movie starring Robert Duvall and […]

  • Who Lights Your Fire?

    Who Lights Your Fire?

    This quote from W.B. Yeats is a great reminder for those of us in leadership roles. Let me repeat it : Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~W.B. Yeats When we try to train our team or build a new product or service, education surrounding the details […]

  • Don’t Let Opportunity Steal Your Success

    Don’t Let Opportunity Steal Your Success

    Running a business can be hard. If you start out to turn a hobby or a special interest into a business, you will face a whole lot of challenges. Even as you start to gain momentum and create success, there will be things that can derail your effort. One of the biggest and most complex […]