Leading change

What Big Trends Will Impact Your Business in 2015?

What Big Trends Will Impact Your Business in 2015?

At this time of year, I’m often asked how I help my clients prepare for the coming year. For many of my clients, we spend time every quarter looking at a number of resources that help them focus on the bigger trends impacting their businesses. By doing this several times…

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Are You Fixing the Turkey or Just Bringing the Salad?

As we approach our nation’s annual ritual of Thanksgiving, through which we (hopefully) reflect with gratitude on all the blessings we Americans enjoy (amidst the celebration of family togetherness and dysfunction), it raises in my mind the question that so many families ask: “Who’s fixing the turkey this year?”

Could your business be in trouble?

How Do You Know if Your Business Might Be in Trouble?

Is your business on the edge of being disrupted? Many of our great businesses are at risk because they are unable to keep up with more agile competitors. Today, we talk about how to know if your business could be in trouble. You probably know the answers to most of…

Does Your Coaching Prepare Your Clients for Success?

Can You Create Enough Value for a 7 Figure Coaching Client?

How do you create enough value so that a client pays you seven figures or beyond for coaching them for a year? I chose this amount because of a recent article I saw in Fortune Magazine, The Advice Issue, on stands until November 17. Tony Robbins is on the cover…

Can agile help you hit your growth targets?

Can Entrepreneurs Thrive in an Agile Age?

How can entrepreneurs take advantage of constant change? What do you need to do to create breakthrough products and services today? How can smaller organizations outmaneuver their larger competitors? These are three of the questions entrepreneurs want to know when building their successful business. I have good news for you. …

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The Secret to Luck

When I graduated from college back in 1991, I had already been working as a communications manager for a medium-sized company ($75 million) for two years. Mind you, this was during a heavy recession: while many of my fellow graduates were looking to become looking at temporary positions as waiters or bank tellers, I was fortunate to be earning an above-average salary and had already accumulated a considerable amount of experience. You might say that it was luck. But was it?

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Introducing Janice B. Gordon

If you’re an entrepreneur and have a successfully growing business, where do you turn for advice? If you’ve built a successful business, but want to take it to the next level, how do you find a partner who has been successful helping mid-market organizations thrive and grow in our changing…

Can a single book become a game-changer to expand your possibilities?

What’s the Next Game-Changer for Your Business?

I’m reading an interesting book called The E Leader, Reinventing Leadership in a Connected Economy by Robert Hargrove. The book is almost 12 years old, but many of the ideas Robert shared in the book are still important today.  If we are going through such rapid change, why is this…

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Temet Nosce (Warts and All)

Last week we began on the topic of “rebuilding”—which is what so many of us find ourselves doing these days. Some of us are doing so as a result of the slugging economy—either business has dropped off and we are attempting to add to our client base; or perhaps we…

What's the foundation of a great organization?

Rebuilding? Let’s Start with Your Foundation.

As I continue to teach prospecting and networking, I am amazed at how many seasoned professionals confess to “plateauing.” That is, they grew their businesses to a certain threshold of comfort, then stop. As you are hopefully well aware, if you are not growing, you are dying. There is no…