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People Always

December 27, 2017 0 Comments
People Always

Mission First: But people always. Here’s my takeaway from the mantra: “Mission first, people ALWAYS.” It is true that we are always dealing with people. Ourselves, our leadership team, our employees, our customers and our vendors — all are people. At least for now! I’ve long said that we need to put our employees first. […]

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It Matters What YOU Believe

June 8, 2016 0 Comments
It Matters What YOU Believe

I have the privilege of working with a couple of business incubators and several start up company founders. The founders are sometimes surprised when I suggest that they must pay attention to leadership now, not later. They are even more surprised and usually totally unprepared to talk about their own fundamental organizing principles. It “all” starts with […]

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Grasping at Smoke.

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Grasping at Smoke.

It’s the vision thing. You know, that BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). That Yonder Star. Trying to put that feeling, emotion and passion into a short meaningful statement is like grasping at smoke. You can’t ever quite catch it. Yet it is critical to do so to make sure your organization knows why it exists. A long […]

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Book Review: Traction by Gino Wickman

December 11, 2013
Book Review: Traction by Gino Wickman

Gino Wickman has written a very clear, practical and implementable how to book for getting a grip on your business. He introduces his EOS or Entrepreneurial Operating System to us early on then methodically goes through the meaning and implementation of the system. There are six major components to his EOS: VISION Successful business owners […]

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Book Review: Bounce by Keith McFarland

January 24, 2010
Book Review: Bounce by Keith McFarland

The subtitle of this book is “The art of turning tough times into triumph,” and could not be timelier. Calling the 2008 and 2009 “tough times” could be the understatement of the decade. In the preface, McFarland states as a universal truth that, “It’s often during life’s most difficult times that we discover our most […]

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Book Review: Road Maps and Revelations by Paul R. Niven

May 29, 2009
Book Review: Road Maps and Revelations by Paul R. Niven

Often I’ve contemplated the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. In my experience, that statement is true and I’ve also observed that the viewers frequently derive significantly different information from a picture. Some will see simply a scene or in abstract art they will be reminded of vastly different experiences than […]

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