Just Say No!

Just Say No!

This is a simple reminder during uncharted times! NO. A simple word, but hard to say and act upon. Yet it is a key to focus and ultimately to success. Steve Jobs advised his many followers “Say no to a thousand things.” What are you saying “no” to? No, we don’t take clients like that….

Our Crazy Economy – Are You Drunk with Possibilities?

Our Crazy Economy – Are You Drunk with Possibilities?

Do you become drunk with all the possibilities as our economy continues to move in uncharted territory? Are you facing an ever-increasing list of actions you want to take to move your company forward? So many choices and they are all good! Leadership author, John Maxwell, says, “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so…

Does Your Strategy Have a Spine?

Does Your Strategy Have a Spine?

Strategy.  We all have it, but we all don’t have it. For all the printed words and discussion on the concept of strategy, it persistently proves to be a surprisingly elusive idea. Many leaders often struggle to define and communicate strategy to their teams – they cannot articulate the objective, scope, and advantage of their…

Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth
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Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

Might as well quit!

Might as well quit!

Might as well quit! There’s a better cause right around the corner. It might not work. You’ll never be able to keep all the promises. It can’t last forever. We’re all going to die. It’s not perfect. Someone might steal your idea. There will be critics. You’re not ready. Someone else is going to do…

The New Rules of Marketing & PR

The New Rules of Marketing & PR

David Meerman Scott nails fundamental shifts in the buyer-seller relationship. A major growth challenge for companies today continues to be the profound transformation in customer behavior – how people buy in today’s virtual/online sphere.  Today’s buyers are enabled by the Internet, empowered by the enormous choice in every market, and possess the ability to compare…