SEEDS OF CHANGE Despite enthusiastic beginnings, many well-intended plans never translate into action, and an even larger number lose momentum along the way. What enables good ideas and plans to take root? As a business coach, advocate and facilitator of strategic planning I have observed quite a few projects – some that succeed and others that […]
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 […]
We all have an unlimited opportunity to grow as leaders. But it requires desire, the will to reflect, and valuing ourselves. Growing into a full-fledged leader in our own lives, our communities and at work is important not just for our own personal journey, but for the widespread impact we have on the world. How effective you […]
“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.
“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 […]
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 […]