Get in the Success Equation

What I’m Thinking About: Paint a Picture of Success My business partner, Dan Long, is a big picture thinker. He’s great at visualizing...

Own Your Business Before It Owns You

What I’m Thinking About: All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go Last week my business partner, Dan, asked a small business owner how business...

Stop Whining, Start Winning!

What I’m Thinking About: Negative Nellies Making Too Much Noise Ingratitude often sounds like “I don’t know why I have to do that. It’s...

New Generations Need New Leadership

What I’m Thinking About: Older Leaders, Outdated Leadership Style In America, we now have 5 generations in the workforce: Greatest Gen,...

Building Business Boundaries

What I’m Thinking About: Boundaries in Business Last week I heard a woman in the adult care industry speak about the importance of...

Getting Out of the Rocking Chair

What I’m Thinking About: Going in the Right Direction Business planning is all about deciding to move forward in the “right” direction....

Get Out of the Weeds!

What I’m Thinking About: Weeds Get in the Way of Growth This week I spent about 8 hours pulling weeds out of garden areas. Weeds grow...

Spring Training

What I’m Thinking About: Training Wreck My neighbors headed to Phoenix to enjoy Major League Baseball spring training this week. I...

Spring Break

What I’m Thinking About: Breakdown Ahead Tension builds. Tempers flare. Employees argue. Productivity declines as stress rises. Employees...

Employee Handbooks are Handy

What I’m Thinking About: The Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing Frequently overheard from business leaders: “I don’t...

Problem Solving Solved. DO IT!

What I’m Thinking About: Solving Problems Can Be a Problem Businesses exist because they provide a product or service to solve a problem....

Ready, Set Grow

What I’m Thinking About: Spring is the Season of Hope As spring arrives and the Northern Hemisphere leans towards the sun, our days “get...

Leading Change from the Front

What I’m Thinking About: No Forward Movement Means Moving Backwards Dan and I worked with a client whose business was really struggling....

Business Rehab Takes Courage

What I’m Thinking About: Business Fixer Uppers At a recent business breakfast, a man asked for my business card. He’d heard about how Dan...

Employee Feedback is a Gift

What I’m Thinking About: Employees are the Company’s Greatest Asset While working with small business owners, I always recommend having a...

Mission Impossible to Mission Possible

What I’m Thinking About: Mission Confusion Means Execution Confusion In 2018, I met with a small technology company team to help them...

Business, Like Wine, Needs Tending

What I’m Thinking About: Vineyards as a Metaphor for Business While traveling, I chanced upon an article about a business alchemist,...

Making the Grade with Customers

What I’m Thinking About: Studying What Customers Want All products, goods and services exist to meet a customer need, to solve a problem....

Organizational Change

What I’m Thinking About: Managing Change Change is a constant in life: at home, in relationships, at work. At home, my husband and I are...

Take Little Steps to Reach Big Goals

What I’m Thinking About: Annual Goals? Big Commitment! For the last three weeks, I wrote about business goals. I recommended that you set...