Five Ways Leaders Add Value

Leaders have an opportunity and an obligation to add value to their teams and organizations. Size of the organization is irrelevant––a leader is there to “raise the tide so all boats float higher”. When that happens, employees are challenged, feel valued, and are more...

What companies are you watching?

We don’t operate our companies in a vacuum, and these days, social media is a window into what everyone else is doing. We all keep an eye on our direct competitors of course, checking up on the big deals they land, on their pricing, their innovations, and their...

GrowthDNA: How Do You Stack Up?

Companies have DNA and it defines their ability to grow. It explains why some companies are able to accelerate their growth rates and enjoy more success than others. Growth is not a result of the activities a company implements, like developing a strategic plan, or...

Resolve to Grow This Year

It is that time of year where we give thought to what will be different, new and exciting for the year to come. We make promises to ourselves in the form of resolutions that we will be happier, healthier, smarter or more productive. We also know that in 30 days we...

Do Businesses Think Long Term Anymore?

This week in a Wall Street Journal Article titled “It’s Really Hard to Think Long Term” CEO’s compared their current strategic planning horizon with their ideal time frame. For 25% of CEO’s the ideal time frame is longer than 5 years with 37% saying 3-4 years and 37%...

Gratitude

Gratitude. Today I have a heartful and you are a large part of the reason. I feel privileged to work with you and know you. You are passionate, you are kind, and you are brilliant. Few in my line of work get to brag about what wonderful people they work with, the...