FIVE SIGNS YOUR BUSINESS MAY HAVE A “STAFF INFECTION”

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” - John Ruskin You may have assembled an awesome team of highly qualified people. You may have done an exceptional job of building on your strengths and staffing to your weakness. If however, your team has been sluggish or out of sync, …

THE POWER OF FOCUSED CREATIVE THINKING

“Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; Nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking.” –William Arthur Ward Italy’s Leonardo da Vinci was a veritable walking encyclopedia, and may very well be unsurpassed for his creativity and depth of focused thinking. He’s considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time; the Mona Lisa and the …

NAVIGATING TROUBLED WATERS

"Erroneous assumptions can be disastrous." - Peter Drucker There’s a story about a fleet of British warships in 1707 encountering inclement weather for a number of days. The Admiral met with his navigators to determine the fleet’s position. Most of his navigators were sure they were passing along the island of Ushant northwest of France. …

BECOME THAT PERSON PEOPLE WANT TO FOLLOW

I often ask myself how I can be a better version of that person. I ask why people follow some of leaders more than others. I revisit these questions annually, and seek to improve over the year before. I’ve learned that many well respected successful leaders have integrity, and get along with people from all …

BE ABOUT THE PEOPLE – CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES

Have you ever walked through a COSTCO, had lunch at a Chick-Fil-A, order from Amazon, or shop at a Whole Foods? I’m sure you’ve visited one or all of them. I’ve found that there’s a certain quality with each of them. There is something comfortable about the whole experience. I know some people who are …