Fun vs. Hard Work (June 2011)

Last month, I wrote about the importance of staying motivated. The other morning, I was training with a group military cadets and someone mentioned the word “fun”. More specifically, they had said that the morning workout wasn‘t much fun. For …

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Stay Motivated (May 2011)

Motivating yourself and those in your company is one of the most important things that a leader can do. Unfortunately, staying motivated can be difficult and losing ones motivation is all too easy. Day to day problems can sap ones …

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Change (December 2010)

In my practice, one of the things that I often deal with is change . . . or sometimes lack thereof. I see companies at both ends of the spectrum when it comes to change. Some are in a constant …

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Are You Working On The Business? (July 2010)

There is a question that often gets asked, particularly of small business owners. That is: Are you working “on” the business or working “in” the business? While the distinction may sound small, it is critically important. Too many small business …

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Assess The Situation (March 2010)

I am all for action. Frankly, my bias is toward digging in and starting work rather than developing a detailed action plan of what needs to be done. That being said, in solving any problem you need a general direction …

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Strive For Perfection (December 2009)

Everyone makes mistakes. I used to work with someone who said: “Show me a man who doesn’t make mistakes and I’ll show you a man who’s not doing anything.” While, true, this is no reason not to strive for perfection. …

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Questions (August 2009)

My work day is filled with questions. Depending upon the day, the client, and the specific role I am playing, determines whether I am the one asking the questions or answering them. But in either case, the underlying motivation is …

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Risk (April 2009)

All businesses take some amount of risk. Just opening the doors for the first time involves the risk of capital and labor. From then on, every business decision could be thought of as a risk reward trade-off. For most decisions, …

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The Ripple Effect (December 2008)

If there is one thing that causes inefficiency in the work place more than any other, I think it may be ripple effect of missed deadlines. Generally, missed deadlines come in two forms. One is the simple passing of a …

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