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CEO Roundtable

CEO, Owner,
Key Leader

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Trusted Advisor Roundtable

Client Relationships
Executive Best Practices
Building Resources

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6 Critical Areas For Business Success

Could Your Business Do Better?
Would You Like to Grow Your Business?
Do You Need More Staffing?

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What is a Raven Roundtable? Get busy on the rest of your life.

Gain insights and inspiration by investing in a Raven Roundtable peer advisory group.  Experience an intelligent, guided approach to awakening your personal excellence. It’s there, waiting to be refined and released.

You’ll broaden your personal and business perspectives. You’ll also hone your skills through facilitated dialogue with eight to ten professionals of diverse backgrounds.

Next, you’ll enhance your skills with one-on-one coaching including a strengths assessment. You’ll also MAP* your personal route to success.

Linda’s expertise ensures that your valuable time generates new ideas, useful tools and rejuvenated vigor for your business and your life.

*MAP — Mining, Assessing, Planning.

Raven Cue

Men and Their Friends: Just, Must, Trust and Rust

Dad turned 92 last week; this 2013 blog has been reprinted in celebration of his birthday. My father was a deer hunter, although now that I think about it, I don’t recall him bringing home much venison.  What I do recall is his excitement in anticipation of heading up to a couple old trailers parked in the woods near Minong
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Do shortcuts really work?

There’s a story told by funeral directors.  A woman was making funeral arrangements for her husband.  She requested he be buried in a dark blue suit.  “Wouldn’t it be easier to just bury him in the black suit that he’s already wearing?” the funeral director asked.  But the woman insisted that it must be a blue suit and gave the
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Preconceived Notions

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea.  He poured his visitor’s cup full and then kept pouring.  The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself.  “It is overfull.  No more will go in!” 
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Raven Roundtable meetings have become a regular, personal, and insightful advisory board review of my most important business issues and strategies.

This ad hoc Raven / Packard advisory board share their perspectives of my new and most vexing issues and keep me from reinventing the wheel. And most importantly, from making mistakes I might have made without this discipline.

Working on my business is as important as working in my business (my first rule of business).

Strategic Corporate Acquisition and Partner Search

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