LEADERSHIP

Increase Your Ratio of We’s to I’s

Building a Unified Leadership Team is the “prime directive” for success in any business endeavor. You remember “prime directive” don’t you? It was the Star Trek crew’s one rule or action to follow irrespective of the world they explored.  Their prime directive was “never interfere with the natural evolution of any planet or civilization.” Star…

LEADERSHIP | STRATEGY

Five Questions to Ponder for 2015

In his recent Fortune article, Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles, Inc.) highlighted five key questions to start 2015 for your company to answer. The answers can go a long way toward powering your company’s growth in the upcoming year. Take time to scan these questions and vigorously discuss the answers at your next leadership team…

PEOPLE | PERSONAL GROWTH

The Success Indicator

At one time or another, we have all pondered on what makes some people more successful than others. I have discovered an amazing and very incisive infographic by MaryEllen Tribby on this very question. She presents a list of attributes of successful and unsuccessful people. It seems to boil down to one thing…successful people ‘get…

INNOVATION | STRATEGY

The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History

Their number one pick for the most disruptive idea may surprise you.  But read the story behind its selection to understand.  Many of the selections have great stories behind them. I highly recommend you take a few minutes and read this list. Not only is it a journey down memory lane, it’s very thought provoking. Please…

EXECUTION | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

Dilbert on Systems vs. Goals

Scott Adams, creator of the infamous cartoon character Dilbert, explores the difference between goals and systems in his new book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.  Example: Losing 10 pounds is a goal – learning to eat right is a system.  And Adams contends that…

MARKETING | SALES

Fill Your Pipeline in December

Why late December is a great time of year to reach Decision Makers by Caryn Kopp, Guest ColumnistWhy spend the last two weeks of December cleaning out files when you could be filling next year’s pipeline with new business? Most business owners and salespeople believe that trying to reach prospects at year-end is pointless and…