New Blog Series – “The Superpower Series”

Discovering and Embracing Your Superpowers in Work and Life

Superpowers, Breakthroughs, Career, Leadership Development

As some of you know, I recently conducted an experiment on Facebook whereby I asked my community what they felt was a unique ability or “superpower” that I possess. The idea came about through a book I’m reading this week by Pat Flynn called “Will It Fly.”  It’s a business book about validating potential business […]

Measure BOTH of these if you really want to know how your business is performing.

On the value of activity as well as results

business building, mindset, activities and outcomes, KPI, entrepreneurship, team building

I love weekends in the fall. Aside from colorful foliage here in East Tennessee, fall weekends give us football! I actively follow two college teams and two NFL teams. This past weekend one of my college teams won. And one lost. One of my NFL teams won. And one lost. According to those outcomes, it […]

7 Make-or-Break Steps to an Actionable Strategic Plan

strategic planning, business building, business coaching, getting things done, entrepreneurship

One of the many bloggers that I follow is John Jantsch, whose Duct Tape Marketing often provides helpful insights on marketing for the small business community.  He holds this spot-on perspective about strategic planning and small business – saying “…small business owners would love to have a three-year and five-year plan, but the reality is we often […]

7 Radical Principles for Strategic Planning

leadership development, time management, how to set goals, how to prioritize

Something strange happens this time of year. All over the world organizations and individuals are giving thought to their future, and future plans are being made. Many of these are labeled ‘Strategic Plans’. They are pontificated, debated, created, validated, edited, and circulated. And then this is where the strange part comes in. They are filed. It’s not unlike […]

5 Disciplines of Tool Savvy Managers.

work, productivity, practice, perseverance, management, business, Business coaching, career, change, culture, goals

In the classic hit comedy “Home Improvement”, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor is the unassuming though accident-prone tool ‘expert’ on a “how to” show whose main punchlines often involve klutsey ‘fails’. I can identify.  I’m really not a handyman. Changing the light bulbs at the top of our stairs requires – in my experience – mountain climbing gear plus a quick check […]