Leadership Dilemma – Do You Want This Done Fast Or Right?
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Leadership Dilemma – Do You Want This Done Fast Or Right?

“Do you want this done fast or right?” How often do you get this question from your leadership team and staff? And how often do you answer: “Yes!” In other words, you don’t want to compromise on either aspect – making mistakes is not an option, yet neither is slowing down. Speed Versus Slow and…

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

What is the one thing that every growth company must do to sustain a competitive edge in today’s recovering economy? The answer? Make great decisions. Simply stated, your success as a leader equals the sum total of all the decisions you make. As Jim Collins states “it’s the combination of thousands of decisions that lead…

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Annual planning and business plan updates. It is that time of year. Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time in today’s world! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that: 2021 is…

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?
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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…

7 Sins of Questioning

7 Sins of Questioning

One of the areas that prevents many of us from achieving the results we are capable of is that we obsess about getting better answers – but spend almost no time on asking better questions.  Being curious about what someone else thinks is the foundation of asking good questions. And there is such a thing as…