Succession Planning…from the Farm to the Boardroom

My dad is retired now from business life but has always been a bi-vocational farmer which means the house has always been filled various agricultural media.  I was visiting my parents recently and came across a copy of and our blog pic was on the cover.  it caught my eye and confirmed that successionContinue reading “Succession Planning…from the Farm to the Boardroom”

Guest Post: Business Transition – Plan Early & Communicate Often

Generational differences can create great opportunities and potential challenges for family-owned businesses who wish to transition the company. Our friend and colleague Ivie Burns shares some great tips for business owners. According to the 2016 U.S. Family Business Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, only about 43% of private businesses have done any exit planning whatsoever.1 Failure to executeContinue reading “Guest Post: Business Transition – Plan Early & Communicate Often”

Customer Experience..London Style

During the month of March, any restaurant with a television screen will be tuned in to the NCAA tournament.  And with it, a surrounding crowd pulling for “their” team.   A recent Saturday night was par for the course.  Gonzaga was playing Xavier so we decided to find a fun place to watch and that’s howContinue reading “Customer Experience..London Style”

39 – Extreme Team Building with Jodi Skinner

In this episode Jodi Skinner, Chief Adventure Coordinator with Diamond Hawk Unlimited shares some out-of-the box strategies to energize your team and unlock new ways to drive maximum team effectiveness. Through intentional team building activities in nature, a whole new dimension of skills can be discovered. Connect with Jodi and the Diamond Hawk team here.

Leadership Lessons at 12,000 Feet

There’s nothing quite like the Colorado Rockies in the winter.  I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days skiing on Copper Mountain.  It was quite cold but the views were beautiful.  Since I don’t ski regularly, I typically take a lesson on the first morning to get my ski legs back under me. Continue reading “Leadership Lessons at 12,000 Feet”