The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization
LEADERSHIP

The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization

Managing and leading in today’s COVID-19 environment has challenged us all. Dominant challenges have been how to keep your teams engaged while working remotely, and how to strive for honest, consistent, and adaptive communication, while answers and clarity on the future often do not exist. One approach to address these challenges is the age-old advice…

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently
EXECUTION | PERSONAL GROWTH

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently

Productivity. How to do more with less. Timeless topics. Back by popular demand – here is a reissue of one of my most viewed articles. Which one or two things will you adopt for 2021? This is a great read! Kevin Kruse, a NY Times author and entrepreneur, conducted an interview with ultra-productive people including…

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?
LEADERSHIP | PERSONAL GROWTH

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?

Many people I talk with today are totally focused on strategies and tactics for their companies to achieve sustainable growth during our COVID-19 pandemic. While this is paramount, I would like to focus this article on the “other side of the coin.” And that is the side where your leadership skills and energy reside. Whether…

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business
EXECUTION | STRATEGY

Five Ways an Advisory Board Can Transform Your Business

Do you want to grow, achieve accountability and learn new ways to solve old problems, especially in our current COVID-19 environment?  Enter the advantage of having a well-formed advisory board for your business. A great board of advisors can be a vital sounding board and source of strategic insights, helping you develop new perspectives toward…

Can You Leverage Post Traumatic Growth?
LEADERSHIP | PERSONAL GROWTH

Can You Leverage Post Traumatic Growth?

What good can come of all this? My clients, colleagues and friends are all asking this question. We’ve been hit by a pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, and a global economic downturn. In the face of such personal and business tragedy, it might appear that the answer is “Zero.” We are all reflecting on the long-term consequences…

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19
BUSINESS MODEL | STRATEGY

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19

Our world has changed a LOT in the last six months.  And, we continue to see uncertainty in our economy – recession; changes in how we shop, travel and work for at least a year and likely three; and the possibility that you cannot have the same business model today as you did a month…