Every Successful Leader Has This One Kind of Friend

leadership development, mindset, truth, professional development, mentor, relationships

My buddy sat across the table from me listening patiently, his head cocked to one side while making a few scribbles on his yellow pad as I talked. A project I was working on had stalled, and I was in no small state of consternation about why it refused to find it’s higher gear. Our coffee time […]

The Single Most Important Decision for the Start of Every Week

Working on Stuff? Working Toward Something?

behavior, focus, getting things done, habit, mindset, Time Management, work

This Monday morning you’ll have an opportunity to make an important decision regarding how you will spend your time and attention this week. The outcome of that decision could be the greatest single influence on your overall productivity, satisfaction and results when the week draws to a close roughly 100 hours from now.

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 […]

What Top Professionals Know That Amateurs Seem To Forget

Behavior, Habit, Leadership Development, Mindset, Culture, Strategic Planning, Business

There is an old proverb that says ‘The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.’ The significance of this pithy jewel is well known to those in the agriculture industry. Plowing in the autumn enriches the soil making way for a good yield in the next crop. […]