None of us knows with any sort of certainty what outside forces are going to impact our lives. However we all have the power to work towards our own clearly defined desire for the future. Without an inspired, desired picture of what we want to accomplish there are huge implications in the present. Without clarity […]
“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 […]
In a car, an automatic transmission works just fine, but car enthusiasts will tell you that a manual transmission is the only way to go, even though it requires more effort and concentration. Why? A manual transmission gives the driver more control of the car, allowing the driver to navigate actively rather than passively, and […]
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 […]
As responsible people doing our best to satisfy competing demands, we tolerate, and maybe even thrive a bit on figuring out how to squeeze in more and more. Although we may talk about our desire to simplify, we often fall far short of our longing. How do some people go from more to less with […]
“You can have brilliant ideas but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Lee Iacocca Communication planning may sound like a big company concept, but it is just as important for a small business, an independent practitioner, a non-profit, or a professional in transition. No matter how independently you like […]
What technology should we invest in this year? Which product or services should we be looking to enhance? What initiatives are a better use of our time and money? How do we prioritize? Making important decisions about how best to spend money and time can be stressful and confusing.
If you are ready to make some changes in your work or your life the following questions are a great starting point. Set aside some time for yourself without distractions- sit under a tree outside, or in a coffee shop or in a comfortable chair with a pad… Look at yourself Are you satisfied with […]