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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 ...
Vacation.  You are Entitled.

Vacation. You are Entitled.

There was an article I read recently on Linkedin that was written by a CEO of a company named after himself.  There were several ideas on hiring that he had that I totally disagreed with but the one ...
Empower.

Empower.

I was observing a young business owner recently.  He was eternally frustrated with his team because they were not as experienced as he was in his trade and even those that were more senior, ...
Escalate.

Escalate.

I was talking to a former colleague today about resourcing and the business logic/math behind the formation of project teams.  She seemed a little concerned about how to explain this all to the ...
Have a Plan.  Work the Plan.

Have a Plan. Work the Plan.

Businesses hire consultants, coaches and/or strategist to help them.  Sometimes a deck is involved, one that ends with conclusions or recommendations.  Hours are spent and money changes hands.  ...
Client Partnerships.

Client Partnerships.

The initial conversations between client and agency set the tone for the entire relationship going forward.  Seems simple enough – but the nuances of the approach makes the biggest difference. On ...
Delegation

Delegation

From the work that I have done and continue to do, I find that a lot of managers do not fully understand the meaning or the impact of appropriate delegation.  A lot of times, this is erroneously ...
Transparency.  A Good Thing.

Transparency. A Good Thing.

Recently, I listened to an audio presentation that spoke about the benefits of transparency.  As I listened it dawned on me that I was not the only one that thought it was a good idea, more people ...
Immediate Steps.  Understand & Articulate.

Immediate Steps. Understand & Articulate.

People contact me because they want to achieve something.  GREAT!  That is what I am here for – to help you get to the end.  Before I start my coaching, my initial request is to have my client ...