In coaching sessions I hear key common cries for help. This past week the key theme on a surprising number of calls has been ‘my team is not doing what I need them to be doing’. The names have been changed but the following stressful situations have not. · I am here most nights and many […]
You never know what you might find. Brené Brown tells us that “vulnerability is the birthplace for innovation, creativity and change”. Not a place for the weak. As a strategic planning facilitator I am always totally impressed by the leader of an organization making the decision to open themselves up to all of the possibilities that […]
“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” — e.e. cummings The dictionary says that survival is to remain alive or in existence, to carry on despite hardships, or to persevere; while the the word thrive is to prosper, to grow vigorously, and to flourish. Which one of […]
The act of setting goals is important for business growth. And there is no shortage of goals being set. But way too many goals and initiatives end up far short of success. One of the key differentiators of those initiatives that succeed from those that fail is organizational alignment. Organizational alignment requires agreement between interdependent […]
2015. New start. Fresh thinking. Higher goals. Before you go flying, or tentatively stepping, up a shaky ladder aspiring to new heights, make sure you have checked the legs. Without a stable foundation there is a good chance you are going to come tumbling down.
Driving the day-to-day of a business is important and necessary, but doesn’t often provide the mental space conducive to the thinking required to break out of the status quo. If you are serious about taking your business to new levels of success in the coming year, carving out time for a powerful planning meeting can set the foundation for meaningful business […]
In business you can’t rest on your laurels; there are no guarantees. Ethical standards and staying on one’s toes are a basic requirement to sustaining a competitive advantage for large and small companies alike.
We all have work relationships that aren’t ideal. Sometimes we even try really hard to bridge those gaps. Often though, we work side-by-side with less than optimal communication for too long. How would you rate the dynamics on your team? Do you and your business partners see eye-to-eye or do they look the other way when […]
To operate in today’s business environment, it is necessary to establish a comfort level with risk, to support a culture of innovation, and to encourage ongoing learning. To increase the value of your business, launch new products, or improve operating efficiencies, an advantage lies in your ability to unleash creativity. Unfortunately the importance of ongoing learning and […]
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw It is not uncommon for a communication gap in a business environment to go on for a long time without being addressed. People are often reluctant to face a communication problem head-on, and often may not even […]