“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 […]
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, But rather something to be achieved.” — William Jennings Bryan A personal strategic plan can help any professional or business owner (we are all self-employed as personal career managers responsible for our own success) […]
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 […]
For many entrepreneurs who have grown a business from infancy to a successful enterprise, just the thought of talking about succession can cause stress. There is a myriad of reasons for the reaction- the fear of not being able to find or develop a strong enough successor, worry about how to transition client relationships, the personal financial impact, legal issues, and figuring […]
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 […]
Success appears to come so naturally for some while others struggle. What differentiates those who succeed from those who don’t? One of the biggest challenges to success is our ability to tackle change.
Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: Five. WHY? Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DECIDING AND DOING You have done it. You have a plan. You’ve outlined priorities; you know what has […]
“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 […]
Too many business leaders are mired in the problem of the day rather than stepping up to secure the future of their business. If business sustainability is important to you- it is time to get out of the weeds, climb to the top of the nearest hill and look down at the big picture.
Change happens outside of our control on a regular basis. Sometimes it is predicable, sometimes not. What was once effective, no longer works. Instead of waiting for outside forces to create havoc with your business, it is time to starting thinking about what would make it stronger.