Is that really the problem?

problem

You may think you are adept at solving problems in your organization, but are you certain you’re working on the real problem? In a survey of 106 executives from 91 companies, 85% agreed that their organizations are poor at problem diagnosis. 87% were concerned that this flaw carried significant costs. Translated that means that we frequently spin our wheels wasting

You own the company; how much should you make?

You own the company

To anyone who hasn’t owned a business, the idea of entrepreneurship looks romantic: you can come and go as you please and direct the activities of other people.  In addition, of course, you’re rich!  After all, you do own your own business.

Burn the Ships

burn the ships

In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrived in the New World with 600 men and 11 ships. His mission was to conquer the Aztecs and take control of their vast treasure. As legend tells us, some of his soldiers, fearful of the outcome of their venture, plotted to seize the ships in order to desert. Cortez got wind of the plot and

Santa’s secrets to success

santa

I’ve always loved Santa.  As a child I wondered how he could accomplish so much with just the assistance of Mrs. Claus and a few elves.  “The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” by Eric Harvey explains all.

Be An Aspirin

Be An Aspirin

Most of us think we know why customers buy from us; right price, great chemistry and being in the right place at the right time.

What Are You Thankful For?

While living our own busy lives, we seldom take the time to think about what we should be thankful for.  We tend to focus on what we don’t have instead of the good things in our lives.  

Awesome Isn’t A Job Title

It may have started in Silicon Valley, but companies around the world are using more creative job titles.  Here are some cutting-edge titles that may inspire you when completing your next performance appraisal. Innovation Sherpa – Consultants at Microsoft who help people figure out how to come up with new ideas and meet unarticulated needs.  

3 Critical Tasks

critical tasks

Many people are intimidated when they think about running a business, being responsible for all the different aspects: finance, sales and marketing, developing new products or services, recruiting and retaining employees.  The most critical aspect to the success of any business is people.