Business Goals

August 22, 2011

A Vision for Your Business, Or Just Blah Blah Blah?

  I was working with a client a while back, and as I facilitated a discussion with a group of middle managers, I asked several questions like: Do you know where the company wants to be in a few years? Can you tell me what success looks like for this business in the future? Can […]
January 11, 2011

Is Your Business Ready To Be Better?

  Will your business be different this year than it was last year, different this quarter than it was last quarter? So much of what people talk about in business these days is the pace of change but many times the problem in business is actually driving change that lasts and change that matters instead […]
January 2, 2011

This Year, Change How You Think

  It’s the time of year when most of us decide to do some things differently. There’s something powerful about a new year as we assess our lives, our business and even our relationships with others. The prospect of a new year lends itself to a fresh start and a sense that we will behave […]
October 11, 2010

There’s No Such Thing as Business DNA

  I read another article the other day that referred to an “organization’s DNA”.  The context was that the organizational DNA couldn’t be changed and that if something was part of that DNA it was considered a permanent part of how the organization functioned. It seems that we as individuals and businesses are blaming more […]
August 31, 2010

What’s Your Definition of Success?

  Last night, as I was telling the kids goodnight, I noticed that the movie Tin Cup was on television. I’m not a huge movie buff but that’s one of the classics in my opinion. I happen to walk through the room just at the beginning of the scene where Roy McAvoy, with a chance to win […]
May 24, 2010

Hire Great Leaders, While Avoiding the Wrecks

  On last week’s post about bringing leaders on-board in your business more effectively, I received a question about how to hire the right leaders in the first place. I have a few clients that I am working with to solve that issue as well, so it leads us to this week’s post on how to hire […]
March 29, 2010

Your Business Plan is Only as Good as Your Personal Plan

  I’ve had the good fortune throughout my career to work with some incredible leaders. But for every great leader I’ve been around there were dozens of individuals who could have been great leaders and never were. I’ve known many people who have had the skills, the knowledge and the experience to lead people effectively […]
February 21, 2010

Speed, In the Right Direction

  Although I haven’t been able to watch as much as I would like, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the Winter Olympic Games this time around. I enjoy watching the competition but I also like learning about how some of these incredible athletes got to the top of their sport and the level of […]
January 18, 2010

It’s Not Rocket Science, Unless It Is

  I was reading some research done recently by the conference board that said employee satisfaction across the country had dropped to an all time low of 45%. If it’s anywhere near accurate, it means that for the first time since we started measuring it, over half of us are unhappy in our jobs. The […]
January 11, 2010

Resolutions Really Can Make it Past January

It’s that time of year when so many of us are in the midst of trying to keep the New Year’s resolutions we made. Most of the nearly half of Americans who make them have already broken those promises to themselves. And if you believe the research, those of us who have managed to keep […]