10 Steps to Accountability

Early in my career, my boss gave me what he called "The 10 Commandments" to personal and team success. It was a laminated, front-and-back, wallet-size card with 10 statements on each side. One side was titled "10 Steps to Accountability" and the other side was "10 Steps to Right Person, Right Place, and Right Time."

Business in Action: Leadership Retreats

According to “Fast Company” magazine, there are some key ideas to consider when planning a fun leadership retreat: seek new scenery; know that it...

Strategic Goal Planning for Savvy Businesses

A strategic goal is a statement of what you want to achieve over a specific period, i.e the next year or the next two quarters. It involves careful analysis and lots of brainstorming, because after all, your goal(s) will set the course for the strategies you formulate, actions you take, and dollars you expend.

Goals vs. Outcomes: You’re Confusing Them and It Matters, A LOT!

Often times there are consistencies between goals and outcomes that tell a deeper story. This, in turn, can help identify the real goal behind all the outcomes you're going after.

What Don’t You Know?

Take off your “I’m trying to be healthier” hat for a minute and answer honestly. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could start every...

Why Your Business Needs a 90-Day Plan

The economy is booming, and businesses everywhere are thriving, but many small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs aren’t making good use of today’s bounty...

Business Plans are Always Wrong

Yes, I admit; I’ve used “business plans are always wrong” a few times in slides, blog posts, and even in both of my two...

Technology and Strategic Planning

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail...

Can You Really “Do It All?” Promises of Productivity

Amber Naslund, the SVP of a social intelligence company has a blog called "Brass Tack Thinking." In her post titled, "My Crazy Productivity Secrets"...

Make Achieving Your Goals a Team Sport. Here’s Why—and How

A person’s success isn’t the result of superhuman feats. It’s the outcome of doing the things anyone can do—though most of us just don’t. Usain...

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