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Goals Matter: Building Your Plan in Seven Steps

Today is July 1st. It is the beginning of a holiday week as we approach the unofficial “middle” of summer with the 4th of July. For many businesses, today marks the actual halfway point of the yea…

Not a "Hugger"

I recently had a great networking meeting with a woman I met through another networking friend of mine. The conversation was fun and engaging, we had an easy rapport, we shared similar interests and i…

Just Ask!

People, and especially business owners, have trouble asking for help. Not in a personal sense, like carpooling kids, moving, or borrowing tools from the neighbor, but in a professional sense. Even mor…

The Big Finish: Four Keys to Exiting Employees the Right Way

A very close friend of mine was recently let go from the company for which she worked for a number of years. The numbers were down, the direction of the business was shifting, and in the end, there wa…

Be a Coach!

Depending on where you look and what source you use, there were between 28 million and 30 million small businesses in the United States in 2018, employing upwards of 60 million people. “Small bu…

The Intersection of Passion and Talent

The first 10 years of my career were spent at Black and Decker and Clear Channel Radio, where I learned many of the sales and business skills I still use today. Both companies had industry-leading tra…

Meaningful Change

I am in the business of change. Every one of my clients chooses to engage with me because they want their business to improve. They want to get better, and getting better invariably involves change. C…

Building Your Team, NFL Draft-Style

The 2019 NFL draft kicked off last night, with First Round selections being announced (I’m told that the Center the Vikings drafted is can’t miss, but I, of course, was hoping for a Tight End from…

Balance, Perspective, Vision

I just returned to work this morning from a weeklong spring break trip with my family where we did…. pretty much nothing. We laid on the beach, played in the waves, splashed in the pool, and ate tac…

Busted brackets and business planning

My bracket is busted. Not officially, as some Sweet Sixteen games still need to play out, but Michigan getting rolled by Texas Tech eliminated one of my Championship Game teams, and I was not exactly …

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