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Are You Scared?

Are You Scared?

Last week I posted an article by Mark Manson that was entitled “Screw Your Passion.”  It was one of the most direct and amazing read for me in a long time.  We have become a culture of people ...
Ready, Set …..

Ready, Set …..

GO!  At least that is how it should be for startups that are expanding their business.  For some, it does. For others, not so.  For the “not so’s” there are various reasons why this ...
Summer’s Theme

Summer’s Theme

There was a lot of change in the air this summer.  A lot of people were contacting me because they decided that (for various reasons) they needed to finally take a stand, make a change when it came ...
No Right. No Wrong.

No Right. No Wrong.

In my own career and in talking and coaching people through the minefield that might be the corporate world, I find that sometimes they are faced with the decision of whether to speak out or to ...
Free Advice.

Free Advice.

I just got off the call with a lovely man who has a service that he would like to offer to the market.  He was picking my brain with regard to details for the offering, etc.  In essence, he got a ...
Leaders Serve.

Leaders Serve.

I must admit I have been hard-pressed to sit down and write something for my blog.  A lot of things are going on, a lot of great things and a lot of, well, could be greater things (have to be ...
The Power of Thank You.

The Power of Thank You.

I am going to take a break from talking about client relationships, process, and efficiency to talk about another topic that is just as important in business – appreciation. Many times people, ...
Vision.  The long and the short of it.

Vision. The long and the short of it.

Everyone is different.  We have all heard about those that are called visionaries.  Great.  But once you have that vision what do you do with it?  You need people to execute on what it is that ...
Decide.

Decide.

Working with several small businesses, you inevitably come across a couple of entrepreneurs and even senior-level executives that will tell you that if they could change (themselves or the system) ...
Process.

Process.

There is a word that you have heard of and seen before.  How is your workflow process working for you? I guess the first question is – does it even exist? When you are a one-man operation, it is ...
Promotion to Incompetence.

Promotion to Incompetence.

Many times through my career I have spoken about the Peter Principle.  It always surprised me that a lot of my colleagues had never heard of what I was referring to. “DEFINITION OF ‘PETER ...
Change.

Change.

I had a conversation recently with a former colleague and he updated me on what had been happening at the agency we both worked at together.  He was telling me that things were changing were ...