“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned” ~ Benjamin Franklin Lately, as I have been connecting with leaders and discussing the state of their business, I have been noticing a trend when I ask, “How are you doing?” Some of the responses I have received include “drinking from a firehose;” “spinning a lot … More Can You Organize Chaos?
I’m a fan of setting goals – small ones and Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals (BHAGs) as Jim Collins wrote in his book, Built to Last. When I owned my previous company, Skyline Ohio, I would collaborate annually with my management team to put together our company goals for the following year including financial, growth, process … More Unwavering Vision
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it – including you” – Anne Lamott Remember when you were younger and in school and you couldn’t wait for summer? Once the calendar turned to May you were reminded that the end of the school year was near and the lazy days of summer were ahead! … More Pura Vida
There is a saying that you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes! I believe that to be true! We are all human, and we all make mistakes! The key is to learn from them and not make the same mistake twice; however, as a leader, what happens if YOU make … More “Oops, I Did it Again….”
A leader is responsible for motivating, inspiring, and moving a team forward to a common goal. Creating a Leadership Philosophy provides a roadmap for your success as a leader, by aligning your personal values with how you are executing your role. When a leader is confident in who they are and how they do their … More 5 Steps to Finding Your Leadership Philosophy
The circumstances of 2020 forced everyone to enter the virtual and remote workspace. Overnight, many companies had to adapt and adjust how they maintained their businesses, while at the same time kept their workforce safe and engaged. What was supposed to be a temporary situation turned into almost two years of change and adaptation. … More Creating Culture in a Remote World
As I stood at the base of Cathedral Rock and looked up, I had a moment of fear. Should I do this climb and hike with my friend, or wait at the bottom of the mountain? Being afraid of heights, I was certain that even if I did start the climb, halfway up I would … More Scale Your Mountains
It’s that time of year! The days are getting longer, the daffodils are blooming, the birds are chirping and building their nests – Spring is in the air! Time to shake of the winter and embrace the freshness of the season. And, time for spring cleaning! Here is a challenge – think about how you … More Spring Clean Your Business
We’ve all heard the stories of the businesses that started and became an overnight success, right? Wrong? I encourage you to look up “overnight successes in business” on the internet and here is what you’ll find: Nothing! Starting a company takes more time, more money, and more effort than you ever thought it would. It … More Starting a Business: Luck or Grit?
“Appreciate your people, so they appreciate in value!” The first time I heard this quote, it resonated with me since I’ve always believed that people are a company’s biggest asset. Another way to say this would be, if you love the people you lead, they will love what they do. To be an effective leader, … More Top 5 Ways To Show Love As You Lead