Going Beyond The Norm

Being the best is never easy. When you study the life of elite athletes, for example you will find some of the same list of characteristics. And at the very top of that list is hard work. Plain old hard work. These athletes work harder than anyone else. They are the first ones there in […]

The Art Of Leadership

How to tell if you have a true leader in your midst. Great leaders make things happen. Great leaders inspire people to follow their mission. Great leaders don’t force people to do things, they inspire them to do things, the right things. They make their followers want to do what needs to be done to […]

Business The Elon Musk Way

I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Elon Musk and I have to say it is great! It really gives an in-depth description of what the richest man in the world is really like. I strongly recommend that everyone read it. It is worth the time. Believe me. I’ll be doing a review on the […]

Stop Your Love Affair With Certainty

Sometimes standing still, doing nothing, is the most dangerous tactic you can take. I have found that most of the companies I work with who have got themselves in a jam have done so by not doing anything. They had seen their impending doom, but were too frozen in their fear of uncertainty to do […]

Fear And Loathing In Business

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sure, when the four-term president said this, he was in his first term, and he was talking about the depression and as the history books tell us that turned out to be the least of his problems during his time as […]

Refusing To Accept  “No”

Sometimes when your back is to the wall. When for whatever reason you have to win the business, you have to do all you can, pull out all the plugs, eat your pride, and remain laser-focused to win that business. Sometimes when failure is not an option you have to dig deep into yourself and […]

Planning For A Great 2023

Here we are again. Yes, it’s that time of the year. It’s time to start getting ready for 2023.  If your company has been doing great this year, then this is an opportunity to review what worked, why you have been succeeding in 2022 and build on that, do more of the same and maybe […]

Is Your  Company A Hero Or A Zero?

Many times, we can be too close to the problem to see it. The old forest for the trees predicament. Often when this occurs it’s time to step back and do a full evaluation of the situation. It’s time to take a clear and unadulterated look at your company and yourself as the leader of […]

Creating A Great Company Culture

Let me ask you a few questions: Does everyone in your company know what your company’s vision is? If not everyone then how many? Does everyone in your company know what your company’s strategy is? If not everyone then how many? Does everyone in your company know who your ideal customer is? If not everyone […]

The Compassionate Leader

Yes leaders, true leaders, have to be compassionate. They need to understand the needs of their people and they have to understand the needs of their customers. Compassion and empathy are the new barometer with which we measure the effectiveness of today’s leader. No less a leader than Satya Nadella of Microsoft said it best […]