A Lasting Legacy From a Family Business

On the passing of local business leader Jim Wakefield

Legacy, Leadership, Succession Planning, Family Business

We had traded emails for several months; weeks sometimes passing between each.   The laborious prospecting for clients of my newly established coaching practice had finally yielded a coffee time with a reasonably interested candidate. Greeting Jim Wakefield and shaking his hand was enough to realize he was no stranger to hard work.  His rough […]

Two Fail-Safe Ways to Find Treasure in Personality Assessments

Personality, Leadership Development, Work, Team Building, Career, Behavior, Character, Interior World

I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today.  Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines.  You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]