Posts filed under: Strategy

  • abandon resolutions
Last year, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I tried creating a specific vision for the year I’d like to have. I thought, “It’s what I train business owners to do for their organizations; why not give it a...
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  • manufacturing - electronics
Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? I’m a good news first kind of person, so I’ll answer my question and start with the good news. The manufacturing industry is rebounding and entering a...
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The manufacturing industry is hurting. For years the industry declined in the U.S. for a variety of reasons in the business environment. Now, the industry is facing a renaissance but can’t find enough people to bring a new manufacturing era...
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Since you’re reading this blog, you are most likely an entrepreneur, small business owner, or senior organizational leader. There is one thing you all have in common – your position can be isolating. Entrepreneurs and small business owners, in particular,...
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  • Year Two Takes Grit
Last month’s posts (March) had the theme of reflection and its role in your business success. As important as reflection is, one of the primary benefits from thinking critically about what we’ve done and how we think is to use...
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  • Fortune: Success Grows from Within
Do you believe in serendipity? I’ll admit I didn’t think about it much until last week. I looked up the definition to make sure it was happening to me, and yes, “I experienced an occurrence of events by chance in...
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  • Two people signing partnership agreements
Guest blogger: Dominique Navarro, JD, LL.M. Most are familiar with the couple who fall in love, get married, build a life, and invest in a house, automobiles, retirement, children, and Fido, the family dog.  Unfortunately, we are also familiar with the...
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  • Vision compass
I am writing this blog post just after Martin Luther King Jr. day. As is my yearly tradition, I just finished reading Mr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This year, I was struck by how powerfully MLK communicated his...
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  • January 1st crossed out
I predict if you set your New Year resolutions today, come December 2016 you will fail to accomplish them. I might sound harsh, I’m known to lack a filter, but there is an alternative. If you want to be successful in...
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