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The client who fired me

Sometimes the cost of not planning is negligible. Sometimes it’s expensive. The ease and speed with which a lack of planning can become fatal is almost impossible to grasp or prepare for. When it happens, game over.
Wordcount: 668 Time to read: 3½ minutes

The Holy Grail of Business

Wordcount: 524       Time to read: 3 minutes Do you want the successful organization you’ve built to survive when you and your leadership team are...

Are you waiting for trouble?

A business satisfied with its success that stops trying to improve screams “We’re patiently waiting to be overtaken.” and signals the competition to attack. Why would any business do that? Sadly, that’s what most do. When times are good, a business has the time, money, and resources to work on areas of weakness and look for ways to maintain its dominance. That’s when proactive changes should be made, not when times are tough and you have no choice. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Wordcount: 428, Time to read: 3 minutes

Businesses don’t fail, leaders do

Wordcount: 814 Time to read: 4 minutes On New Year’s Day, 2021, CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avlon began a segment with “The pandemic touched every part of the economy in 2020.” What I heard on my head was every part of the economy suffered in 2020 because of the...

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Are you waiting for trouble?

Are you waiting for trouble?

A business satisfied with its success that stops trying to improve screams “We’re patiently waiting to be overtaken.” and signals the competition to attack. Why would any business do that? Sadly, that’s what most do. When times are good, a business has the time, money, and resources to work on areas of weakness and look for ways to maintain its dominance. That’s when proactive changes should be made, not when times are tough and you have no choice. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Wordcount: 428, Time to read: 3 minutes

In Defense of Disruption

In Defense of Disruption

Wordcount: 810 Time to read: 4 minutes Over the years, I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity to watch too many large...

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Culture by Design

Culture by Design

(Part 1 of 3) When babies are borne, they come complete with their own set of fingers, toes, and, to their parents’...

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Awareness

Awareness

When it comes to change, the negative is exactly where most people tend to focus unless you help them focus on...

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

The different ways people react to change can be entertaining. One example is when I open a workshop by asking, “How...

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The Arc of Success

The Arc of Success

When a business is born, it begins with an idea for a product or service the founders believe will be of value. From...

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