groundhog day

Owners and Leaders: Why Live a Groundhog’s Day?

We all find ourselves occasionally reliving events and circumstances from our work and home lives. The same negative events repeat themselves without positive change.

Leaders Must Impact the Networks Around Them

Spend any time at a particular company and you will find yourself part of an informal network. This network is above and beyond the boxes on the org chart.
Your ability to build and effectively manage the networks around you might just be the single biggest advantage you might have as a leader.

Great Leaders Don’t Set Out to Be a Leader

Seldom does an individual sense the call of leadership at an early age; as in “I’m going to be a fireman” or “I’m going to be an astronaut”.

You Might Have Focus All Wrong

When you feel distracted or unproductive, the first thing you might think about is focus; as in “I need to get focused.” This conjures ideas of laser-centered attention to one thing. Actually, you may have the idea of focus all wrong. Dr. Jim Taylor writes in Psychology Today: “Let me […]

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SWOT Yourself

There’s a popular business analysis tool known as S.W.O.T. It provides a method for looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. SWOT reviews are done for business issues of all kinds like competition, market position, product design, sales, and technology. As applied to a business, you can see the merit […]

Consciously or Unconsciously – Live Well

The following is shared by permission from a dear friend, fellow coach, and down-right classy human being, David Norris. I hope you find this to be of value to you today. David writes: I recently posted this quote on several social media platforms and received a number of requests to […]

Breaking Through the Invisible Wall

There is an invisible wall in the business world. People can spend an entire career and never break through that wall. The wall is not about equal opportunity, hiring practices, promotion or selection. Nor is it about gender or age. No, this wall is about moving from management to leadership. […]